Arsenal’s mismanagement of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been criticised by former Liverpool favourite Danny Murphy.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the Reds in a £35million deal back in August, ending a frustrating spell in north London where he struggled for regular game-time and often found it hard to settle on his best position.
Since then, the player has blossomed into a fine central midfielder under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Murphy believes the growth of the player on Merseyside illustrates just how badly Arsenal treated him.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain, people spoke about him, saying ‘oh he’s too much money’,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“I’ve always been a fan of Ox by the way. Look how fit he looks now in comparison.
“They talked about when he went to Liverpool he couldn’t play for a while, they had to give him another pre-season.
“That tells you something about Arsenal.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain has a good chance of featuring in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Tuesday night with Jordan Henderson sitting out through suspension. You can see all the other Liverpool team news here.
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