Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he’s fully focused on Arsenal, but says he wants regular playing time in the future.
The English winger admitted that he might have to leave the Emirates as he wants regular playing time. The EFL Cup game against Nottingham Forest last month was the last time the 23-year old played a full 90 minutes.
“I would be lying to say it hasn’t crossed my mind that I need more game time,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Sky Sports. “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.
“There is going to come a time in my career, and I think I’m 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.
“I love being at Arsenal. It’s a great club, a great team and I have a lot of faith in the team. I just want to keep focusing on that but there is that in my mind where I want to get more game time.
“There comes a time in your career sometimes when you have to re-evaluate and think, ‘Is that going to be here or elsewhere?’
“I’m not there at the moment, I’m fully focused on this season and playing my part. When you get to the end of the season, just like when managers re-evaluate their team, players re-evaluate their personal situations as well.
“I will do that at the end of the season and see what is happening.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain contract with Arsenal expires after the 2017/18 season.