Top 24-year-old set to hold showdown Arsenal talks with Wenger, claims insider

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is planning to sit down with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis about his future, according to Paul Gilmour

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to hold talks with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis about his future at the Emirates Stadium, according to Paul Gilmour.

The England international’s future has been a source of relentless speculation in the summer transfer window so far after the 24-year-old failed to agree a deal with the north London club.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has already entertained the final 12 months of his current Arsenal contract to raise the possibility of the versatile midfielder leaving The Emirates for nothing next summer.

The Arsenal star has been linked with a potential move to Premier League champions Chelsea or title rivals Liverpool as Oxlade-Chamberlain weighs up his options.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is eager to add more depth to his squad before the west London side’s return to the Champions League next month.

Sky Sports News reporter Gilmour confirmed that Oxlade-Chamberlain will sit down with manager Wenger and chief executive Gazidis to discuss his future with deadline day looming on the horizon.

“We’re expecting several players to leave Arsenal this month,” Gilmour told Sky Sports News on Wednesday morning.

“The club’s stance hasn’t changed over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsene Wenger still hopes he will sign a new contract. We reported last month that he was no closer to agreeing a new deal and it looked increasingly likely he would leave this summer.

“The latest information we have today from once source is that Oxlade-Chamberlain is due to meet the club for talks on Thursday. Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis are expected to attend.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Arsenal from Southampton in a £10m deal in 2010 but the England star has failed to realise his full potential at the Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal star has featured in all three of the Gunners’ competitive games in the 2017-18 season so far.

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