Now that Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ‘100%’ staying at Arsenal, Liverpool fans suddenly don’t care that they’re not signing the 23-year-old this summer.
- Liverpool fans react to £35m Ox valuation
- Wenger: Ox is staying, Giroud…urm…
- Likelihood of Ox signing new deal ‘virtually nil’
While Liverpool fans weren’t exactly frothing at the mouths over the potential signing of the Ox this summer, especially for £35m – £40m, most were optimistic and reckoned that the England international could add something to their squad. Plus, by signing him, they would be weakening Arsenal.
However, after Wenger confirmed that the Ox would in fact be ‘100%’ staying in north London despite having just one year left on his current deal, the Reds’ supporters have changed their tune…
“I’m glad,” a fan said.
“I don’t even see a single reason to buy him. Genuinely makes zero sense.
“Firstly, he’s nothing on our current wide options, and wants to play CM. There is Zero chance he’d ever get a game at CM here. We’re stacked there, and that’s before Keita.
“Also has a very bad injury record despite recent fitness.
“Not convinced we’d even go for him.”
Ox was only ever going to be a poor man's Keita. An alternative. A consolation. Kind of like how Arsenal is to Liverpool.
— Dark Can (@TheDarkCan) July 16, 2017
— Jason 👍 (@jasone1972) July 15, 2017
I don't think any Liverpool fans are arsed about Ox.
— Gray (@grayl1701) July 15, 2017
While some believe that Wenger’s bluffing.
Neither will Fabregas, Nasri or Van Persie…
— Flicky.🐝 (@itsactuallyme_) July 16, 2017
No way Arsenal board will allow Ox to run down his contract. Wenger is bullshitting.
— Simon Hawkins (@ThrillersUK) July 16, 2017
And others are still optimistic that Jurgen Klopp will just nab him on a free next year.
“Better,” said one Liverpool fan. “Rather get him on a free if he’ll still be keen.”
We find it a bit odd that Chamberlain's supposed big motive is 1500+ minutes in central midfield, but we can't see how he gets that at LFC.
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) July 15, 2017
Of course, as one Reddit user actually admitted, if they’re not signing him, he’s a terrible player, if they are, he’s got ‘potential’.
“Nice, he is w**k,” they said, before adding, “
unless he signs, then he is great potential.”