Arsenal attacker has revealed that he's thought about leaving the club
By Emma Sanders
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has claimed he’s not happy at Arsenal because he’s not getting enough game time.
The Arsenal forward told ‘Goals on Sunday,’ a Sky Sports television programme, that he may have to leave the club in the summer.
The forward has been out-of-favour at Arsenal for some time now and he revealed on the show he wanted to play more games.
“I would be lying to say it hasn’t crossed my mind that I need more game time,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said, as reported by Sky Sports’ website.
“As a footballer you want to play every game, and I’m not happy when I’m not playing, as is everyone on the bench.
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“There is going to come a time in my career, and I think I’m now approaching it, when I do need to get more regular football but my focus is completely and utterly on playing for Arsenal and breaking into the team when I get the opportunity.
“There comes a time in your career sometimes when you have to re-evaluate and think, ‘Is that going to be here or elsewhere?’
Oxlade-Chamberlain has made just appearances this season and is unlikely to play regularly throughout the rest of the campaign.
The 23 year-old only scored one goal last season, despite featuring regularly since his breakthrough in 2012.
Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez are ahead of him in the Arsenal pecking order now so Oxlade-Chamberlain may be forced to look elsewhere.
He’s been with the club for five years but after only making 52 league starts, the forward is now considering his options at the end of the campaign.
In other Arsenal news, Wenger has delivered a critical assessment of team’s star after the Swansea clash.