Transfer speculation continues about Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamblerain

The exodus of talent from Arsenal is reportedly set to continue today as both Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been linked with moves to Premier League rivals before the transfer window closes.

The pair have been permanent fixtures in the summer gossip columns and have less than a year remaining on their Arsenal contracts.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, is a target for champions Chelsea while reports suggest Manchester City have offered Raheem Sterling and a fee to land Alexis Sanchez.

The Gunners lost 4-0 to Liverpool on Sunday to see the pressure begin to mount on manager Arsene Wenger at such an early stage of the season.

The Frenchman signed a new two-year deal in May to continue as boss but his position has again started to be called into question.

Former favourite Ian Wright believes it is time for the 67-year-old to say enough is enough.

Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “Where do we start? The amount of things that are going wrong, it does come back to Arsene Wenger’s door. We’re three games in and we’re literally at crisis point.

“Do I think he should go? I would like him to go simply because I do not believe now that Arsene Wenger can motivate those players with everything that’s going on above him.

“And the way the players are performing on the pitch, for him to turn this around….(It’s) for himself, for his own sanity. We are three games in and it’s already an absolute nightmare. Where does he go from here?”

Both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sanchez started the heavy defeat at Anfield despite the intense speculation over their immediate futures.

Wenger has been insisting all summer that Sanchez would not be sold and would instead be allowed to walk away for free when his contract expires in 2018.

He also recently hailed Oxlade-Chamberlain as “one of the big English players in the coming years” but could now lose him to a main rival.

Defender Gabriel left the club last week while there is still speculation surrounding Shkodran Mustafi, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs – with striker Lucas Perez having been told he can leave for the right price.

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