I’d like to think Wenger remembers how bad last season (the whole season!) went for Chamberlain. This is the spring of new form for him, dishing out contracts based on a patch of decent form would be negligible given the improvements you could potentially add. Alas, it’s speculative at this point. And oh, there we go, a new piece from Arsene:
“I want Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay. I brought him here at a young age, I think he’s developing well.
“This season he is making steps, he’s moving forward, and when you invest so much time and work in a player, I think the player loves it here, he’s integrated with the qualities we want him to have … overall I want him to stay.”