Arsene Wenger believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is progressing and hopes the player will sign a new contract in the summer.
The 23-year-old only has one year remaining on his Arsenal contract and he has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
He has made 42 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals from a variety of positions, including central midfield – where Wenger sees his long-term future – and also at right wing back.
Wenger has been happy with his efforts and believes the player should look to stay on with the Gunners.
“His performances have been good, and positive. It looks like he makes a move forward,” said Wenger at Thursday’s press conference.
“He has all the qualities to play well there. Hopefully it will give him confidence.
“Personally I think he has to commit his future to the club and I hope he will do so this summer.”
Asked about his own contract again, which he originally said would be announced in March or April, he said: “We are in May, so I was wrong.”