Arsene Wenger will not give up on Arsenal star despite injuries and rumoured interest

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The Gunners boss insists he will not look to cash in on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer despite the Englishman's injury troubles.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will not give up on beleaguered midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain despite the star's latest injury troubles, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

It was revealed earlier this week that Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury which will now see him miss any chance of appearing at Euro 2016 as well as the end of the domestic season.

The 22-year-old has not played a single minute of football since late February as his season comes to a frustrating end after it initially appeared the winger had put the fitness issues of recent years behind him.

Stuck on 22 Premier League appearances this season, Oxlade-Chamberlain's highest number of appearances in a season in the top flight for Arsenal remains the 25 he managed three years ago.

The England international has been linked with a summer move from the Emirates Stadium this summer to the likes of Manchester City and his former club Southampton.

However, Wenger has insisted that he will not be giving up hope on the player after putting so many years of work and faith into the star, and claimed that despite his injury troubles he has "no weaknesses."

Wenger said, as quoted by the Standard: "We invested a lot of time [in him], so we will not give up now. His injury record in the past few years does not look good but he is a fantastic athlete and we do not see any weaknesses with him.

"He has been out for a while but I wanted him to go to the Euros because he is an impact player who could have made a big contribution to England’s success."

Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 149 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal in his five years at the club since joining from Southampton in 2011 for around £12 million.

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