Source tells ESPN of Liverpool’s interest in struggling Arsenal man

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ESPN have today claimed a source has informed them that Liverpool are monitoring Arsenal’s 22-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The report says Jurgen Klopp is interested in buying a right winger in the summer, and the Gunners attacker is one of the players on his radar.

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The former Southampton starlet will have two years left on his deal come the end of this season, but Arsenal want him to renew – so a potential transfer would not come easily.

While Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is talented, it’s important to remember that he hasn’t got close to fulfilling the promise he showed as a teenager. Remember, he started for England at Euro 2012 – but four years later he’s nowhere near Roy Hodgson’s starting XI ahead of the Euros and is not a guarantee to even make England’s squad.

Part of the issue with The Ox has been his inability to nail down a proper position – with his versatility actually working against him. He’s played on both flanks and in centre-midfield, but is still not a part of Arsene Wenger’s first-choice starting XI.

This term injuries have limited him to nine Premier League starts, and it’d be a worry for fans that if we signed Oxlade-Chamberlain we’d be adding another injury prone player to our ranks.

In terms of right wingers, Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t an enormous improvement on Jordon Ibe or Lazar Markovic, so if we were to sign a new one – perhaps we should go for a more proven, healthier one.



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