REVEALED: The awkward reason why Arsenal sold Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain has moved to Liverpool from Arsenal in the last day of summer transfer window in 2017. England international then became one of the key players for Jurgen Klopp’s side that reached to Champions League final. Chamberlain got injured during first leg of semifinals against Roma and will return in 2019. In Arsenal, 25-year-old midfielder was played worse and worse from every season. His stagnation, however, was not one of the main reasons that Gunners sold him. According to Alan Gernon's book, The Transfer Market: The Inside Stories, there was another bizarre reason. "Following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Arsenal in 2011, Gunners fans became increasingly frustrated with the midfielder's lack of playing time. "He was predominantly used as a substitute, often around the 71-minute mark. "After his contract details emerged, it all became clear: Arsenal were obliged to pay Southampton £10,000 every time he played 20 minutes or more." Source  - Mirror  


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