New lease of life
Speaking after the Champions League clash with Manchester City, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reiterated that he made the right decision to leave Arsenal.
The Englishman joined Liverpool before his contract at the Emirates ran out but initially struggled at Anfield.
Now, he has found his feet under Jurgen Klopp and scored a pivotal goal in the Champions League against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Having found himself down the pecking order at Arsenal, the player has admitted he left for ‘football reasons’ and to better himself.
Now, he has maintained that he made the right decision and has ‘loved every minute so far’.
“It was a really hard decision. It’s an honour to play for a club like Arsenal,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Sky Sports.
“It’s an amazing place to play, it was stable, you build relationships, but I felt I had to do it for football reasons to try and better myself.
“I’ve loved every minute so far. It was always horrible coming here as an opposition player but the crowd gives you goosebumps. To hear them singing for you is unbelievable.”
WHAT. A. HIT!
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with an absolute screamer!
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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 4, 2018
Theo Walcott also had the same take on leaving Arsenal, by explaining that he is enjoying his football again after a move to Everton.
The forward decided to leave under the same circumstances as Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Now, he’s thriving at Everton and will be looking to challenge the top six next season with the Blues
“The first time walking about at Goodison Park… you can’t explain it. Then, when I scored my first goal, the emotion came out. It was about enjoying my football again.”
What a goal by Oxlade-Chamberlain. And to think, he could have been doing that for Arsenal against CSKA tomorrow night when nobody’s watching.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 4, 2018