What i think of Chamberlain transfer request – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League competition but there is uncertainty over the future of several key players.

ARSENE WENGER hopes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be at Arsenal next season.

Reports emerged last night suggesting Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave the Gunners.

The 23-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Wenger over the years and he has become frustrated at a lack of opportunities.

According to Sky Sports, Oxlade-Chamberlain wants a fresh start somewhere else in the hope of reigniting his career.

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But the midfielder is under contract with the Gunners until next summer and Wenger wants him to remain at the Emirates.

Wenger said: “I haven’t seen that. I am surprised.

“I believe that he has developed well and has been given his chance.

“I rate him highly and I have showed that how I kept faith with him when he was injured.

“I hope he stays here. He is a very promising player.

“He looks to have the values we want at this club.”

According to the Daily Mail, Oxlade-Chamberlain won’t be short of offers in the summer with Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool all reportedly keen on his services

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