Such comments from the boss certainly does not bode well regarding the future of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain at the club, a player whom Wenger holds in high regards and has previously stated an ardent desire to retain him at the club and build a team around a bright and exciting player such as him. While he may yet continue to divide opinions among the fanbase specially now after the recent drubbing at Anfield, the fact that ever since switching to a back three and operating him at wing back Wenger has certainly managed to bring out the best in him. His undeniable quality and versatility has been aided by his ability to dribble past defenders with ease something which for me makes it clear that the player to have benefited most after switching to the new system is none other than Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. This makes his desire to leave all that and start afresh in a central midfield role makes it all the more puzzling for me. The fact that he seems unwilling to sign a new contract because hes being played out of position in his mind makes this contract standoff all the more baffling for me. Be as it may if the departure of a player of his quality does come to fruition specially now that we are finally getting to see the best of him after seeing him struggle for years to discover his best position, it will certainly turn the fans against the club board and manager even more so if not enough all ready. It will almost certainly leave us short in the wing back position in terms of personal and quality something i surely hope the manager or the board does not want after the gruesome start to the season that we have had. Till the next time Come on you Gooners !!!!!
“That’s not the kind of question I can answer after a game like that. I think we are focused on the game, what will happen on the transfer market in the next three to four days I don’t know.”