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Arsenal set to brace themselves for £20m bid

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Liverpool are lining up a £20million offer for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Sun journalist Martin Lipton.

The 23 year old is heading into the last year of his contract at the Emirates, but is seemingly stalling on a new deal despite manager Arsene Wenger stating his desire to keep the midfielder in recent months.

The Reds’ opening bid may well be turned down by the Gunners, the Sun reports, but it could start a bidding war with other clubs entering the fray once the first offer is made.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has had one of his most productive seasons in an Arsenal shirt, making 26 starts and 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals and making an impressive 11 assists.

He has played in various roles this season, combining his familiar position on the wing with spells playing in central midfield and at right wing back since Wenger switched to a three man defence late on in the campaign.

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