Arsene Wenger says he expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at Arsenal this season.
The England international, who is into the final 12 months of his contract, is yet to agree terms on a new deal and has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool.
Asked after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers whether the midfielder would still be at the Emirates when the transfer window closes, the boss replied:
“Yeah. 100 per cent. I expect him to stay. There has been no speculation. No matter what happens he will stay.”
Obviously, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll have penned a new deal. But perhaps a worry for another day. With positive vibes coming from the Mesut Ozil camp, it looks as though the single biggest issue facing the Frenchman is persuading Alexis Sanchez to sign on the dotted line.
Following a report claiming the Chile international might have done that already, the boss made it clear that supporters should not believe everything in the papers.
“No [he has not signed a new deal]. A lot that comes out about Sanchez does not look completely right. No, that’s not the case.”