TWO in the frame to replace Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal

So rumours seem to be floating about that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the verge of going to Chelsea for £35m, and the response from many seems to be mixed.

On one hand, he is an extremely talented player, homegrown, and has come into his own over the last few months playing at right wing back.

On the other side of the coin, he is in the last year of his contract, is very inconsistent, has never really fulfilled his potential, and seems to want to play central midfield. On top of this, he has struggled to maintain his fitness throughout his Arsenal career.

At £35m, I think Arsenal would be getting a good price for a player who’s own plans does not really fit into Arsenal’s plans. The big problem that Arsenal will face is replacing him.

We already have enough deadwood players to get rid of, and whilst Oxlade-Chamberlain has often flirted with being surplus in the past, he has recently become a player we need to keep.

Let me paint another picture to you. Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves, it means either Mathieu Debuchy or Carl Jenkinson is back up to Hector Bellerin. This is the thing of nightmares. That two players who really should have been shipped out 12 months ago, would now be back in the plans of Arsene Wenger.

But we could buy a replacement you are currently thinking.

But remember, this is Arsenal, this is Arsene Wenger.

We have already messed up getting Thomas Lemar over the line this summer. We look no closer to a central midfielder, and a centre back will not happen. Our transfer dealings are done. And it is not good enough.

If we sell Oxlade-Chamberlain, we will not buy a replacement. Wenger will not spend what is needed to bring in the quality. He will not want to kill Hector Bellerin.

That means Ox out, and either Jenkinson or Debuchy, or even both, stay.

And our summer transfer window gets progressively worse…

Keenos

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12 thoughts on “TWO in the frame to replace Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal

  1. Mick

    “We have already messed up getting Thomas Lemar over the line this summer.”
    How exactly have we messed up? Some facts (not media gossip) please to support your statement.
    Are you privy to what happened in the negotiations, if indeed there were any negotiations. Do you know what bids were made, if any, and whether if they were made were they rejected because they were too low or because Monaco simply did not want to sell.
    Kindly enlighten us.

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      1. Mick

        That may be so but how on earth do you draw the conclusion from that that it was Arsenal who messed it up.
        What a stupid reply.

      2. keenosafc Post author

        So who messed it up? it cant be Monaco, as they still have the player. Did Lemar fail his medical? Or price himself out? No. Arsenal messed up

  2. Uwot?

    Half a mo guys.of course the ditherer has ballsed up this transfer window.thats obvious..he’s has all summer to sort out lemar.maybe Monaco didn’t want to sell.so what?make them an offer they can’t refuse.maybe he wasn’t in for lemar(more likely) then why not?where is the creative cm we obviously lack? Where is the commanding c/ half to replace big? Why hasn’t the deadwood been shifted?why oh why do the akbs keep making excuses for the ditherers ineptitude?one of life’s great unanswered questions.

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  3. Uwot?

    That’s it.the answer.stick your head in the sand & it will all be sorted! Wengers philosophy.wonderful.genius.we have,without a shadow of a doubt the easiest going supporters in the world.amazing.

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  4. nm

    Logically, Lemar is only going to happen if Sanchez or Ozil leave. If they stay, they keep Lemar on the bench in a World Cup year. So Lemar has very little incentive to make the move.

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  5. Gunner26

    IT WILL BE MOST IDIOTIC TO SELL OXLADE OF ALL PLAYERS. MORE APPROPRIATE TO SELL WALCOTT, MAYBE WELBECK TOO. YOU ARE RIGHT. ARSENE IS CRAZY. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HIS STRATEGY. HE IS GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BAD SEASON IF HE SELLS OXLADE, WHO DESERVES AT LEAST £150,000/WEEK. PAY HIM WELL AND HE WILL STAY. GET RID OF THE INEPT WALCOTT AND SAVE £140,000.

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    1. keenosafc Post author

      Does the Ox deserve 150k a week? He has had a good 2 months at Arsenal at the back end of last season. He has been injury prone and inconsistent, and never scored more than 2 league goals in a season. He isn’t even a first team regular.

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