Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and 10 Bizarre Contract Clauses

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and 10 Bizarre Contract Clauses
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Those wondering why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made so many appearances from Arsenal's bench after the 71st minute last season were given an explanation by the Daily Mail today.

The newspaper revealed a clause in The Ox's contract that stipulates the Gunners must pay Southampton a £10,000 appearance fee whenever he plays for 20 minutes or more. Clearly, Arsene Wenger has let his own frugality dictate his team selection.

This kind of appearance fee clause is surprisingly common in football contracts, but sometimes some rather more bizarre terms and conditions are written into the agreement. Here's some of the strangest examples...

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