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How Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feels about potentially leaving Arsenal this summer

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Under two weeks remain of the 2017 summer transfer window yet Arsenal are no closer to securing the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Jack Wilshere is another who has under one year remaining on his current deal, as have Petr Cech and the injured Santi Cazorla.

Arsene Wenger has taken a big risk by allowing so many of his players to enter the final 12 months of their contracts and it's one that could easily backfire.

In fact, the Frenchman faces losing up to £200 million worth of talent if each and every player with one year remaining decides to leave for free next summer.

Alexis Sanchez is one of such players that could run down his contract after the Chilean conceded he won't be allowed to join Manchester City.

So too could Oxlade-Chamberlain amidst serious interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, both of whom willing to spend around £35 million on the versatile Englishman.

Losing the Ox would come as a major blow to Arsenal having emerged as guaranteed starter in the wing-back position.

Wenger, however, insists he will not be leaving this summer.

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"Personally, I rate him highly and he's one of the players who is on his way up," said Wenger. "In the last year, he has made huge progress and personally I want him to stay here for a long time.

"I'm convinced he will be the English players that everybody will look at in the next two years.

"I have regular conversations with the players where I tell them where I stand and they know what I want and where I stand on that front."

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Wenger recently revealed none of his players have handed in transfer requests this summer, which he interpreted as a positive sign that no one necessarily wants to leave.

So, is that the case for Oxlade-Chamberlain? With some sources claiming he wants out and others saying he just wants more money, there's no telling what's the truth.

Revered Arsenal correspondent David Ornstein has now given his take on what's really happening and it's both good and bad news for the Gunners.

In a Facebook Live with BBC Sport, Ornstein explained that while the Ox isn't pushing for a move, he is open to potentially leaving.

Ornstein also revealed that Oxlade-Chamberlain would be a "firm part" of Wenger's plans if he does stay, which might just convince him of doing so.

The 24-year-old's motivation behind potentially leaving north London is a lack of game time, which appears to no longer be an issue.

He's become an indispensable figure at wing-back for Arsenal and while that may not be his preferred position, it still gives him the license to bomb forward and join attacks.

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