The England winger, 23, has become a fringe figure at the Gunners after an injury-hit year.
And Oxlade-Chamberlain hinted he would quit at the end of the season if he continues being overlooked by Arsene Wenger.
He stayed put, but after five years at the Emirates he will consider his options if he remains a bit-part player
He said: “You want to play. I’d be lying if I’d say it hadn’t crossed my mind about needing more game time.