Oxlade-Chamberlain on how Liverpool’s CL win made him feel towards Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has opened up about his move from Arsenal to Liverpool, insisting that there were no feelings of "I told you so" after he won the Champions League with the Reds last year.

The midfielder left the Gunners after a six-year spell in 2017, joining Jurgen Klopp’s side in an unexpected deal worth £35m.

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

And, although he has gone on to win the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the Reds, the 26-year-old maintains that he does not feel that his transfer was vindicated by silverware.

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

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

“Me winning the Champions League was obviously a dream come true and a massive bonus but I didn’t feel like ‘Ah, I told you so’ [at Arsenal].”

The England international also discussed the importance of being guaranteed minutes in central midfield to his move.

"It was a big decision for me to leave a club like Arsenal. It was everything I knew at the top level for seven years," he added.


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