Wenger warns Oxlade-Chamberlain exit would do 'big damage' to Arsenal

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) greets Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez after he is substituted during the UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at The Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2017. I need to win the Champions League.

It means that United move above Arsenal into fifth, and they are now just four points behind neighbours City in the race for a Champions League qualification spot.

The German World Cup victor believes the club needs to sign big players in the off-season.

Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season and has come under intense pressure to end his 20-year reign, with the FA Cup now Arsenal's last chance of winning silverware this season. "In the Champions League, that's not enough, especially against big teams, because they have more breadth in their squad".

"We need to realise as a team that if things don't go for us, if we lose, we need to not dwell on it and focus on the next game". In my career I have always made decisions not just because of clubs but managers, too. As a footballer, it's important to have the manager's trust and believe they can develop you. "He deserves to be shown respect".

Ozil said on Sunday that he won't make a decision on his future until Wenger's situation is clearer.

"I feel very, very happy at Arsenal and have let the club know I would be willing to extend".

Mesut Ozil has encouraged Arsenal to reinforce their squad when they would like to challenge for important titles. I love London, it is great to live here but I can not say what will happen in the future.

The Arsenal midfielder has lifted the lid on his affection for the north London club even though Ozil refused to shed light on his long-term plans. "In the summer we have enough time to talk about the future and we'll do that". "The club also knows that I want clarity about what the manager is doing".

"Look, I feel we came out of a very hard period and what we have shown is that we are united and focused and determined to do things right again", Wenger said. This team is large, they will have possibility to accomplish a great deal and that I am hoping that functions better in the future. In the summer we will definitely talk.

  • Julie Sanders