Liverpool are ready to take advantage of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, amid reports he is wanted at Arsenal.
It has been claimed the Gunners are considering bringing the midfielder back to Emirates Stadium after his injury in Merseyside.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has collapsed in the pecking order at Anfield in a period plagued by injury issues, and Mikel Arteta is claimed to want him to return to north London.
The 28-year-old burst onto the scene with Southampton in 2010 at the age of 16 and was taken over by Arsenal a year later for £ 15million.
After six seasons in the Emirates, the midfielder joined rivals Liverpool for £ 35million and won the Champions League and Premier League titles.
Fitness issues have hit the 28-year-old hard in recent years, seeing him fall down the pecking order of midfielder Jurgen Klopp behind youngsters Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones.
Reports from the Sun claim a return to Arsenal is on the cards, with former midfielder partner Mikel Arteta a strong admirer of his former team-mate.
And the Daily Mirror claim Liverpool “won’t bother the player” if they want to move on after more than four years on Merseyside, albeit only for the right price.
Arsenal are believed to only consider a first six-month loan deal for the player when the January transfer window opens, with an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.
But Liverpool have been savvy operators in the transfer market in recent years, still managing to get money even for their young fringe players, and they’re unlikely to allow Oxlade-Chamberlain to go for less than what it is worth.
Oxlade-Chamberlain only managed 17 appearances last season and had to come to terms with his new reality as an impact substitute.
The 35-time England international capped at £ 125,000 a week with Liverpool runs until 2023 but he is reportedly looking for a new challenge.
The midfielder was a key figure in Liverpool’s first run to the Champions League final under Jurgen Klopp in 2017/18, scoring twice – including a memorable long-distance strike – to help eliminate Manchester City in quarterfinal.
But he then suffered a horrific knee injury in the semi-final victory over Roma, which kept him from playing for the final loss to Real Madrid and for most of the following season, failing to do so. only two late appearances.
He was key again the following season in 2019/20 as Liverpool won their first league title in 30 years, but have since seen their reputation crumble.
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