Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly decided he wants to leave Arsenal and is ready to tell the club he wants to move on, according to the Sunday Times.
The report claims the England international has been considering his options while on holiday and has decided the time is right to finally leave the club.
The 23-year-old feels he needs a change of scenery if he is to realise his full potential which is likely to be a huge blow to Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman repeatedly insisted he wanted Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay last season and even went so far as to say the club would suffer ” big damage” if he were to leave.
Wenger has also claimed he wanted the Ox to stay for another 10 years and yet he is out of contract next summer and recent speculation has claimed talks over a new deal are yet to start.
Several clubs have already been linked with a move for the Ox with Liverpool believed to be the favourites and prepared to spend upto £35 million to land him.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain was used in a variety of roles last term and was latterly used as a right wing-back towards the end of the campaign where he largely impressed.
There’s no doubt he has yet to reach his full potential but there were signs towards the end of last season that he could still have a real future at Arsenal.
However, the fact he is yet to nail down a regular position in the team after six years at the club, suggests it may be time for him to move on. If Arsenal were to receive a significant bid for him, it would surely be difficult to turn down.