The competition for places in the squad of Arsenal has some players already considering leaving the club so they can play regularly.
England international and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is obviously unhappy for being left on the bench more often than not. He has revealed that he will consider his future sooner if he’s continued to be left on the bench.
Only recently, Wenger questioned the players self-belief after the player fell behind even Alex Iwobi in the selection perking order.
Chamberlain joined Arsenal from Southampton in the summer of 2011 but he has managed just eight league goals over these five years at the Emirates – a very poor stats you’d agree.
With the plethora of stars at Arsenal, a prospective Players like Jack Wilshere had to go on loan – a decision that Oxlade-Chamberlain praised – and the winger’s suggested he too might have to leave the club to restart his career.
‘I’d be lying if I wasn’t going to sit here and say that it has crossed my mind that I need more game time. As a footballer, you want to play every game. Me being myself, I’m not happy when I’m not playing,’ Oxlade-Chamberlain told Goals on Sunday.
‘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.
‘There is that in my mind that I do want to get more game time. There comes a time in your career where you have to re-evaluate things and think, “Is that going to be here or elsewhere?”
‘I’m not there at the moment, I’m fully focused on this season, playing my part in that. When you get to the end of the season, just like managers do where they re-evaluate their team, players re-evaluate their personal situation, and I’ll do that at the end of the season.’