Breaking: Blow for Arsenal as Chamberlain agree £25m Chelsea move

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Premier League champions Chelsea have reportedly made an opening bid of £25 million for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 23-year-old has just one year left on his contract and has been linked with Liverpool as well as the Blues.

 According to a report from The Mail Chelsea have bid £25 million for the midfielder as they look to step up their interest.

The England international has shone as a right wing-back in Arsenal’s 3-4-3 formation and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly sees him playing the same role at Stamford Bridge.

Our View – Is this the right move for Oxlade-Chamberlain?

According to most reports Oxlade-Chamberlain is frustrated by a lack of consistent playing time and a set position, but would this really change at Chelsea?

Conte may well see him as a right wing-back primarily (is that even Oxlade-Chamberlain’s best position?) but you can be sure if there are injuries out wide or in central midfield Oxlade-Chamberlain will be asked to fill in.

He’s a better option than Victor Moses at right wing-back but how much loyalty will Conte have to a player who helped him win a title in his debut season?

It’s tough for Oxlade-Chamberlain but he’s probably best off knuckling down and working hard this season and then seeing what options he has when he’s a free agent next summer.


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