Arsenal to hold talk with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Football transfer gossip: Messi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iniesta, Carvalho, Aubameyang

Arsenal are believed to be willing to cash in on Oxlade-Chamberlain after he reportedly turned down a new £180,000-a-week contract to stay in north London, and want to stash as much cash as possible for him instead of allowing the England worldwide to leave on a free next summer.

Although Wenger is reluctant to let Oxlade-Chamberlain leave, the 24-year-old is determined to quit the Emirates before the summer transfer window closes.

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Arsenal have made a final contract offer worth £180,000-a-week but Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned it down and insisted he wants to leave.

Pep Guardiola has left the door open for a late transfer splash to add to the £210 million Manchester City have already spent in the current window. He is one of the players this team has to be built around in the future.

Tottenham Hotspur 2/9 to win against Burnley in Sunday's Premier League clash
Tottenham found it hard to break down a stubborn Burnley defense, creating little to trouble goalkeeper Tom Heaton . But Wood, a £15million signing from Leeds last week, made an immediate impact on his Premier League debut.

Arsenal should "take the money" for want-away Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he clearly does not want to be at the club, says Charlie Nicholas. The fact that he goes into the a year ago of his contract does not mean we have no chance to extend it.

Well, John Cross is reporting today that both Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in Ox, with Chelsea seemingly being Ox's preferred destination. Liverpool have been leading the race to sign the midfielder, who is yet to ink a new deal with the Gunners so far.

Miguel Cabrera to Gary Sanchez: At least fight me face-to-face
Come October, they'll look back on this game as a bonding experience that produced the rally cry in the hunt for number 28. Asked if it bothered him that teammates would get into a disagreement, he said: "No, again, emotions are running high".

That would make it tough for Wenger to maintain his stance that Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be sold. See some of the best social media responses to the news below. Some people look better informed than I am!

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Now the zoo is providing veterinary care for the member of an endangered species, with only 2,500 Bengal tigers in the wild. Valencia was released on a $10,000 surety bond and was ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing on September 5.

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