Arsenal fans mock Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he completes Liverpool transfer

Oxlade-Chamberlain was part of the Arsenal team that lost 4-0 to Liverpool in his final Premier League game as a Gunners player last weekend.

Gary Neville has been speaking about the transfer, and while he wasn't as strong on the deal as I have been, the former Manchester United defender seems surprised by it.

Chamberlain was linked with Liverpool last winter, and also some 6 summers ago when he was newly coming through the ranks as an impressive teenager at Southampton. "This is a terrific blow to Arsenal, but I'm not sure it's good for Alex himself".

He was constantly questioned about the contracts of Arsenal's key players-how the club had allowed Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's contracts to run down withut trying to renew them.

The loss of the midfielder will come as a big blow to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has been adamant in recent weeks that he wanted to keep the player at the Emirates Stadium.


After Thursday, the next chance they will have to strengthen their squads is in January. Yes he is a quality player but it's obvious he wants to leave.

"After six years, three FA Cup wins and countless incredible memories, the time has come for me to move on from Arsenal", Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Instagram. He could be extremely upset at the departure of another one of the "British Boys" leaving - Kieran Gibbs joined West Brom yesterday - but later revealed it's simply private joke between the pair.

The England international's desire to play central midfield was said to be a factor in his choice, even though the likes of Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum already play in that position. He started a revolution and helped make the Premier League one of the greatest leagues in the world.

The 24-year-old has also taken to Twitter to send heartfelt messages to Arsenal and Liverpool.


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