Arsenal midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be on his way out of the club soon. The 23-year-old is having a hard time establishing himself, no thanks to his unending injury challenges.
The England International, who was a guest on Skysports’ Goal on Sunday said he is ready to consider his future at the club as he feels he is at a stage where he should be playing week in, week out.
“I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t crossed my mind that I need more game time,” he said. “As a footballer, you want to play every game. Me being myself, I’m not happy when I’m not playing.
“There is going to come a time in my career, and I think I’m approaching that, when I do need to be getting more regular football, but my focus completely and utterly now is on playing for Arsenal and still trying to break into the team when I get the opportunity. Help out if I have to come off the bench, do what I did yesterday and come on and make a difference.
“My sole aim for now is to help Arsenal and keep pushing myself to play in this team, because you know, I love playing at Arsenal. It’s a great club, it’s a great team and I’ve got a lot of faith in the team.”
The Ox also revealed that he has confronted Wenger over his lack of playing time, asking him what he needs to do to cement a regular place.
“As I’ve got older, in the last year or so, I’ve gone and knocked on his door and had words with him,” he said.
“I’m at a stage now where I definitely want to be playing and pushing him to play me, getting feedback and if I’m not playing, finding out why I’m not playing. Or if I am playing, what he is happy with or what he is not happy with.”
Chamberlain had a cameo appearance against Swansea on Saturday and had it not been for Theo profligacy, he should have had two assists to his name.
We really do hope things turn around for him at the club.