In one of the more interesting transfer rumours doing the rounds at the moment, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
According to reports, the Merseyside club are looking to add depth to their squad and are currently monitoring the situation between the 23-year-old and Arsenal with plans to potentially swoop in during the January transfer window.
The Ox only had 18 months left on his contract at Arsenal and while he’s having an improved season compared to last, his form has still been pretty inconsistent. If the Gunners were to bring in another proven winger, it’s very possible that the England international could look to move elsewhere.
The issue with the Ox being linked to Liverpool is that, if he’s not getting regular first team football at Arsenal, why would he get it there? If he’s just to bolster their squad, why move? It’d be much more beneficial to move to a team like West Ham who are lower down in the Premier League, where he could potentially play every week. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Plus, since the Luis Suarez drama, I highly doubt the Gunners will be willing to sit down and sell one of the players they’ve been developing for years to a team that has publicly disrespected them.