Arsene Wenger has revealed that he wants Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at Arsenal for the next decade.
- Ox’s contract runs out in June 2018
- Club plans to offer new deal
- Liverpool reportedly keen on signing midfielder
- Player sees future at club
- Wenger thinks Ox is on ‘upward curve’ in his career
Wenger seems to be doing everything he can to ensure that Oxlade-Chamberlain feels appreciated and important at Arsenal.
Despite the player getting more game time during the second half of the season and the player himself acknowledging this and revealed that he sees his future at Arsenal, reports have still been circulating that Liverpool are keen on signing him.
There’s no way that Wenger’s going to let that happen. In fact, he wants the 23-year-old to stay at Arsenal for the next 10 years.
“Ox looks like he is on an upward curve. He has had little problems but now he’s getting stability and more freedom to play,” the manager said.
“It’s part of the natural development. Level of expectation is very high because he’s a big talent.
“He is a big player and I want him to be part of Arsenal for the next 10 years.”
10 years would take the Ox up to 33 years old, which is basically his entire career. Wenger is therefore saying in no uncertain terms that he sees the midfielder as the future leader of Arsenal Football Club.
If this doesn’t make the Ox feel warm, fuzzy and appreciated, I don’t know what will.