Arsenal have been rocked by the news Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to reject a new contract offer at the club.
The England midfielder has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates and is reportedly prepared to see it out and leave for free next summer.
The Times claim that Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is a target for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, was offered an extension but believes his future lies elsewhere.
Arsenal are currently engulfed in a number of potential ins and outs at the club, with Alexandre Lacazette poised for a club-record move from Lyon but Alexis Sanchez’s future also a major doubt.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain started 16 Premier League games last season in a number of different positions, including as a buccaneering right-wing back in the closing weeks of the campaign.
Liverpool stepped up their interest in the player this week but had a proposal rejected by Arsene Wenger.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, though, is believed to be intrigued by the prospect of a move to Anfield with Klopp’s side back in the Champions League for the first time in two seasons.
The futures of Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud also remain very much unsolved, with the latter being linked with Everton, West Ham and Marseille.
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