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Pundit claims £35m Arsenal-linked star is ‘without a doubt’ worth it

Ciaran McCarthy
Rhys Williams, Nat Phillips, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrew Robertson and JamesMilner celebrating a Liverpool goal, May 2021

Former Liverpool player Steve McManaman feels Arsenal should pull the trigger on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deal, as he is “without a doubt” worth £35million fee.

Oxlade-Chamberlain spent six years with Arsenal, before making his move to Liverpool in 2017. The versatile midfielder has enjoyed a successful period of his career at Anfield, winning both the Premier League and Champions League.

However, of late Oxlade-Chamberlain has not been afforded the opportunities he would have liked. Having played just 95 minutes of Premier League action this season.

Despite being hampered by injuries, Steve McManaman feels a deal for the Englishman would be a no-brainer.

“I think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is easily worth the money,” he said via

“He did have that bad injury for Liverpool a couple of years ago against Roma and he was out for a long time. But sometimes that happens. Since then he’s been fit and well. He came on against Watford and played.”

Liverpool apparently want £35million for Oxlade-Chamberlain, and McManaman feels that is a reasonable fee for him.

“If he wants to leave and play first team football that’s entirely up to him. The question is, is he worth that kind of money? And the answer is yes, without a doubt,” he said.

The resounding analysis from McManaman could push Arsenal towards a deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Though it remains to be seen whether or not they are interested in pursuing their former star.

Oxlade-Chamberlain among Arsenal interests

Christopher Nkunku battling with Marco Verratti

Arsenal have remained interested in one of their previous transfer targets, Christopher Nkunku.

Despite the midfielder being linked with Chelsea, the Gunners hope they can prise him away from RB Leipzig.

The player is under contract in Germany until 2024, so Leipzig are not in a desperate position to sell.

As such, the north London side would have to make a big offer were they to tempt the German’s into selling their star.

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