Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott discuss their decisions to leave Arsenal

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.”

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.”

Why Liverpool’s Firmino was moved to tears before Man City clash

Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn’t the only one that has been talking about the atmosphere last night.

Liverpool’s Brazilian star Roberto Firmino has also discussed why he was moved to tears.

Click here to find out why. 

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