Arsenal boss responds to transfer rumours about England international
Arsene Wenger has responded to rumours linking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a move away from the club.
The Englishman recently admitted in an interview that he would consider leaving the Emirates stadium if he continues to be overlooked for the starting role in the team.
Oxlade Chamberlain is currently Arsenal’s fourth highest goal-scorer so far this season after scoring six goals in all competitions.
Strong competition for a place in the Gunners’ attack has seen the 23-year-old linked with a move elsewhere in search of more playing time – especially after the emergence of Alex Iwobi.
However, Wenger has dismissed reports which have claimed the midfielder could leave the club in the near future.
“I want Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the club,” the Arsenal manager said. “I bought him at a very young age and I think he is developing well.
“This season he is making steps, he is moving forward and overall when you invest so much time and work and the player has as well [you want him to stay]. I think the player loves it here.
“He is integrated with the qualities we want him to have and overall I want him to stay.”