Andy Townsend thinks that Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a great purchase for Liverpool and a good move for the player as well.

Speaking on Sky Sports about how each Premier League club had done in the transfer window so far, Townsend gave his thoughts on the Ox and his move to Liverpool, saying: “Oxlade-Chamberlain is a great purchase.

“He’s a player who we’ve yet to see the best of, there is unfulfilled potential with this boy, he’s a fantastic athlete and ticks the boxes now of requirements of a modern-day player, and he’s clearly got ambition too. I think that’s a very good move for the player.”

It’s often claimed that there is a lot of unfulfilled potential in the case of players like Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 24-year-old has now been playing Premier League football across seven different seasons and hasn’t made it into double figures for league goals.

He made 45 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal last season and has been given multiple chances in his preferred central position, with a fifth of those appearances coming in the middle.

So if he couldn’t reach his potential after all those years and all those chances at Arsenal, maybe he did need to move on.

Meanwhile it’s no surprise to see a player that moves from Arsenal to Liverpool described as having “ambition”, something I don’t remember ever being said of Raheem Sterling when he left Liverpool for Manchester City.

Liverpool won a lot of trophies when the current generation of pundits were young or playing football themselves, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say this has affected their view of the club. We all know what they think about Arsenal.