Arsene Wenger has declared that he is “highly determined” to keep Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal and that the England international has “a responsibility” to the club.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire next summer and Gunners boss Wenger wants him to sign a new deal.
Chelsea and Liverpool have been linked with the player, with some reports suggesting the Blues have made an offer.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Wenger said: “I want to keep my best players. I have only one target – to keep everybody on board.
“We have invested a lot of time and confidence and money in players like Oxlade-Chamberlain, who we bought at a very young age, and they have a responsibility
to this club.
“I am highly determined to keep him at this club and I hope he will commit.”
And Wenger again reiterated that he wants to keep Alexis Sanchez, whose contract also expires next year.
Sanchez has been linked with a number of clubs, including Chelsea.
“He is one of the players the team has to be built around in the future,” Wenger said.
“Personally I want him to commit to the club and be one of the carriers of the values of our team.”