Ian Wright has claimed that if he was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he would be considering whether staying at Arsenal was best for his career.
The 24 year-old joined from Southampton back in 2011 in a reported £15 Million deal, and has been in-and-out of the first-team ever since.
The Ox started out as a winger, but has since been used in numerous other positions, and finds himself predominantly used as a wing-back since impressing in the role during last season.
The young England international is believed to favour a central midfield role however, and with only one year on his contract, he may well become disillusioned with life if his ideas are not met by the club.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright insists that although he doesn’t want to see him leave the club, he would be thinking about a move if he was in his position.
“I wouldn’t want Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave,” Wright said.
“But if I’m the Ox, then you’ve got to be thinking about it – he’s been there five years now.
“He’s still not got to where he should be.
“We still don’t know what his best position should be.
“He’s a talented player and he’s got to start kicking on in his career.”
Chamberlain is enjoying his longest run of regular football in the first-team since joining the club thanks to him impressive displays in the new role, although with Sead Kolasinac also impressing since him move from Schalke, along with the return of key defenders, the Ox could well find himself back on the bench in the near future.
I would hate to see him leave, having watched him slowly meet his potential over the years, and truly believe he is now progressing at a rate which would see him emerge as a regular first-team player for England as well as us.
Do you think the Ox would be better suited elsewhere? Can he meet his full potential with Arsenal? Where is his best position?