Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on how Liverpool’s Champions League victory made him feel Arsenal


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke of his move from Arsenal to Liverpool, stressing that there was no feeling “I told you so” after winning the Champions League with the Reds the year last.

The midfielder left the Gunners after six years in 2017, joining Jurgen Klopp’s team in an unexpected deal worth £ 35 million.

Oxlade-Chamberlain had made 198 appearances for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup three times, but became frustrated at the club due to manager Arsene Wenger using him as a back wing.

And, although he has won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the Reds, the 26-year-old maintains that he does not think his transfer has was justified by silverware.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster of Liverpool celebrate with the Champions League trophy

Speaking to the great Arsenal Ian Wright about his departure from the club, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “I wouldn’t say I wanted to leave Arsenal because I didn’t think we could win.

“I just didn’t think I was going to be able to play where I wanted to play and that was it.

“My Champions League victory was obviously a dream come true and a huge bonus but I didn’t feel like” Ah, I told you so ” [at Arsenal]. ”

The English international also discussed the importance of having guaranteed minutes in the midfield for his move.

“It was a big decision for me to leave a club like Arsenal. It was all I knew at the highest level for seven years, “he added.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves Arsenal to join Liverpool

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“When you’ve been in a club like this for seven years … it’s a club you like to be in and it’s more than just a soccer club, it’s a family culture.

“When I had to make the decision to leave, it was the most difficult decision I ever had to make and to be honest, there was a part of me that didn’t know if it was the right one. thing.

“I think a lot of my best performances for Arsenal came in the midfield, but I have never played consistently in this position.

“The first game of this season, I changed with Hector [Bellerin]. First game I played on the left [wing-back], he played on the right and the second game we changed.

“I thought, ‘I have to take the risk, I have to take the chance. I don’t want to look back at the end and I don’t think I tried. “


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