Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who was a source of controversy during the recently closed transfer window was shaded by Arsenal’s legend Paul Merson ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley tonight.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was on the brink of signing for Chelsea from Arsenal when the deal went south.
Arsenal had agreed on terms in principle with Chelsea when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scuttled the deal, claiming a preferred move to Liverpool was in his sights.
Liverpool secured the signing of the midfielder for a fee of £35m from Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain grew frustrated with the lack of progress since he joined arsenal, prompting him to seek an exit from the club.
Since his departure, Alex has just managed a total of four appearances for Liverpool and is yet to feature in a top-flight game.
Alex’s start for England at Wembley tonight has disgruntled a few and drawn scrutiny from Arsenal Legend Paul Merson.
No Chance In The Past
Paul claimed that 20 years ago, “Ox wouldn’t have featured in an English side.” In the midfield it will be lucky for Oxlade-Chamberlain to get a shirt during my playing days and I’m sure he will not even be in the team” Merson told Sky Sports.
The crunch tie against Slovenia slated for 19:45 tonight and England looks set to claim victory at Wembley ahead of their World Cup Qualifier. England is top with 20 points in the group standings ahead of Slovakia on 15 points.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is injury free is keen on a phenomenal performance for the “three-lions” tonight.