ARSENAL are set for a player exodus.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez could all be allowed to leave by Arsene Wenger before Thursday’s deadline.
And Kieran Gibbs is on the brink of completing a £7million move to Watford.
The Ox has rejected a new £180,000-a-week deal at Arsenal and told the club he wants to leave.
The England star met with Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Thursday for crunch talks over
Chelsea have lodged two bids already for the midfielder and are looking to secure a £35m deal by the end of the month.
The decision has come as a major blow to manager Wenger, who has been desperate to keep the player in his squad.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte plans to bid £35million but Arsenal could demand £50m.
Even if he gets his move to Stamford Bridge — although Liverpool remain interested — Ox may have to battle right wing-back Victor Moses for a starting spot.
Last week he made an impassioned plea for the midfielder to commit his future to Arsenal, insisting he wanted to build his team around the player.
Wenger believes he is finally reaching his full potential after spending six years with the Gunners developing his game since joining from Southampton.
Mustafi is said to be urging Arsenal to allow a potential switch to Inter Milan to go through.
The Gunners defender, who only joined last summer, reportedly wants a move to the Serie A side and is thought to have agreed personal terms with them.
Perez could be set for a return to Deportivo la Coruna after struggling to make an impact at The Emirates since his £17m move last summer.
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