Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool sign Arsenal midfielder for £35m

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Speaking on BBC Five Live, via the Express, Wilson said: "I'm particularly upset about Alex. I'm going to be interested to see how that one plays out really", he added.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was deployed in the right full-back position for the match where he struggled to make an impact and he was eventually substituted after an hour. "This is a terrific blow to Arsenal, but I'm not sure it's good for Alex himself".

If "the Ox" finally flourishes under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp, that defeat will be even more damaging for the Arsenal boss. He's joining a Liverpool side that is back in the Champions League and started the Premier League by winning seven points from a possible nine.

The 24-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain allowed his Arsenal contract to enter its final season after rejecting offers of a new deal, and had been linked with a move across London to Chelsea.

'I think he definitely strengthens the group and the team.

The midfielder's move to Anfield was one of the biggest domestic transfer of deadline day as Oxlade-Chamberlain insisted he wants to take his game to the next level.

Six years into his Arsenal career, Oxlade-Chamberlain still didn't have a well-defined position and rarely had a regular starting job until Wenger discovered - nearly by accident - that he was quite good as a right wing-back.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's exit follows fellow England worldwide Kieran Gibbs' departure to West Bromwich Albion. It later turned out that this was not the Welsh international's opinion on Arsenal's transfer window but Oxlade-Chamberlain's nickname born from his shambolic timekeeping.

After Liverpool and Arsenal reached an agreement of £40m, Oxlade-Chamberlain is undergoing a medical.

The former Reds captain also suggested the 24-year-old decided on the move because he had become unhappy with life at his previous club.



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