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Arsenal Transfer News: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Be Rewarded with Huge New Deal

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal celebrates after he scores Arsenals third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium on February 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIJune 22, 2012

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is rumored to receive a huge new deal at Arsenal after the 18-year-old impressed greatly in his debut English Premier League season.

The young midfielder joined the Gunners on a £15,000 per week contract last season, but according to Mirror Football, Arsenal are rumored to be at least trebling his wages next season in order to keep one of the hottest young prospects in world football at the Emirates.

The young midfielder starred off the bench for the Gunners last season and was included into Roy Hodgson's England team at Euro 2012, where he started the opening game against France and came off the bench against Ukraine.

After making just 10 appearances for Arsenal in the recent Premier League season, Oxlade-Chamberlain is promising to be one of the stars of the future and under Arsene Wenger, could grow in to one of the Gunners' Premier League stars.

Should his new contract go through, it would also come as a huge boost for the Gunners who are still unable to finalize a deal with star striker Robin van Persie, although it appears likely that the Dutchman will remain at the club.

Oxlade-Chamberlain still has to beat out either Theo Walcott or Gervinho for a starting position next season and should he do that, could form a fearsome partnership with van Persie and potential transfer recruit, Olivier Giroud.

Whilst the deal is still a rumor, it does seem like a logical decision for Arsenal to make—a smart move considering the rumor and speculation around the club in the summer transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, at just 18, has already shown such promise and if nurtured and taught correctly, has the potential to become one of the most dynamic wingers in world football.


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