Oxlade-Chamberlain facing new contract frustration at Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is facing new contract frustration at Arsenal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is facing new contract frustration at Arsenal.

The Mirror says the England forward is in negotiations over a new contract, but Arsenal planned to offer him less than flops Marouane Chamakh, Sebastien Squillaci and Nicklas Bendtner.

The trio all earn about £50,000 a week and it is understood Arsenal hoped to treble Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pay packet to £45,000 a week.

Such an offer may seem generous for a 19-year-old, but he has already established himself as a first-team regular for both Arsenal and England, and is rated one of the brightest prospects in Europe.

The news will infuriate Arsenal fans, who are ­already angry at the club’s failure to pay their top stars the going rate.

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