If Arsene Wenger does not want to risk losing one of the best young players in the current Arsenal squad, he is going a strange way about convincing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he is an important and intrinsic member of the Arsenal team and if the most recent Arsenal transfer rumours are true then the Frenchman needs to act fast to stop the Ox from giving up on the Gunners altogether.
The England international may not have had the same sort of impact as our star striker Alexis Sanchez but then again who did? Both of them are now in the final year of their current contract and while Arsene Wenger is trying desperately to persuade the Chilean to stay with the club, no one seems to have even bothered talking to the Ox about a new deal.
This is despite the fact that he played the most number of games in a season since joining from Southampton and also recorded his best goal tally with a fair few assists thrown in for good measure. Chamberlain enjoyed a great end to the season with a Man of the Match performance as we beat Man City to reach the FA cup final.
He also showed his possible impact once again for England, so is it any wonder that some Premier League clubs are interested? With the news reported recently that our player was frustrated about the lack of contract talks, Chelsea have now joined those EPL clubs and I think that is very worrying for us indeed.
The Mirror claims they could be about to make their transfer move and unless Wenger talks to the Ox soon and gets him signed up, could that spell the end of his Arsenal career?