Gunners winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks after another disappointing campaign at the Emirates Stadium. Signed to the club from The Saints in 2011, Oxlade-Chamberlain was regarded as one of the most promising attackers in the Premier League but he is struggling to impress since his arrival at the Emirates.
The English international scored in the Community Shield against The Blues still he has found the net just once since then in 32 matches, and a knee injury has prevented him out of action for the last three months.
The England International’s disappointing scoring record and difficulties with injuries have seen reports emerge suggesting Gunners would be keen to sell him this summer.
However, the manager Wenger insists he still has faith in the 22-year-old.
“We invested a lot of time [in him], so we will not give up now, He’s a fantastic athlete. We don’t see any weakness.”
“It was completely accidental, no tackle, nothing. He did it alone. He changed direction because a pass came behind him, and did it.” – Wenger said.