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REPORTS: Arsenal To Tie Up £7m Signing This Week

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Southampton youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports over the weekend.

A £12m deal is thought to be in place, with the Gunners paying £7m up front with a further £5m based on appearances and performances.

Arsene Wenger has been tracking the 19-year-old for some time and came close to signing him in January, but a deal couldn’t be agreed. Both Man Utd and Man City, as well as Liverpool have also been keen on Chamberlain, but it is believed that Arsenal are the players preferred destination.

Reports over the weekend claim that Wenger will tie up the deal this week, and rumours were fuelled when Chamberlain was left out of Southampton’s opening fixture of the Championship season on Saturday. It is believed the player has been left fuming over a two week fine handed out for his comments confirming he wanted’t to leave the Saints:

‘Southampton, and especially the fans, have been brilliant to me ever since I broke into the first team.

‘It has been fantastic helping them to get promoted. But now I feel I’m ready to play in the Premier League.’





  1. dai

    August 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

    what rubbish you couldnt buy his left toe for 7 million.

  2. waldo

    August 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    He’s 18 today not 19, and to Dai if his left toe was worth £7m he’d be more expensive than Christiano Ronaldo… He’s nowhere near that level and has only managed league 1 football, hardly setting the world alight. £12m is a huge price for a 18 year old considering we got Myiachi for free and he’s the same age and has played at a much higher level in the dutch leage with Feyenord

  3. Grant

    August 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I really hope for the fans sake that this not the good news wenger mentioned for this week. I pray to god it isnt. We need defenders not more school boys, i think arsenal fans who be happy if we signed someone like cahill this week or even Mata but not the likes of oxlaide or Joel campbell.

  4. dude

    August 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

    sell cesc nasri
    buy mata , cahill or samba & mertsacker

    oh and sell arsene too

    • saphan

      August 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

      WHAT are you suggesting selling,fab and nasri is okay,but the slogan will stand IN WENGER WE TRUST ……

  5. abc

    August 8, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Just sell Cesc to Barca for £30m plus Affelay then spend the £30m on Sneijder. Then you have replacements for Cesc and Nasri. You also have the cash from the sale of Nasri (£25m) to spend along with the cash you get for Bendtner, Eboue and Almunia (£15m) That is £40m to land 3 defenders and 2 defensive midfielders. Samba, Mertesacker, Cahill, Parker and Barton. Finally you have the transfer kitty to splash on that Marquee signing Benzema, Eto, Lukaku, Higuain if you have the balls Mr Wenger????

  6. Dave2

    August 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    It just goes to show how important fans views actually are. Saints Fans don’t want him to go (what can you get for 7m apart from bigger wage bill) and Arsenal fans think 12m is too much (rightly in my opinion) but it looks like he will go.

    This piece of business is not good for anyone apart from journalist that is short of a story.

    If I was an Arsenal fan I would be starting to worry about Wengers habit of buying young boys

  7. rokm

    August 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

    mr.wenger should buy us atleas a central defender and another defensive midfield player. short of that, i think we may do little dis season

  8. Sawnet Shiferaw

    August 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    no faith keeping from nowonwards!!!

  9. Donnie

    August 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    he will be a replacement for ebuee on the right wing.

    i rather have alex being back up for theo rather then ebueeeeeeeeeee.

    but yeah i hope this wasnt the big news wenger was saying was going to happen this week.

    butttt if nasri and fab both say we have a great team.
    that we can chalange for the tital.

    the media is destrying arsenal and most fans are going along with all the media say
    even tho they just want to sell news papers.

    have some faith and hope arsenal fans.

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