I already think that a lot of Arsenal fans think we have got a pretty good deal out of the transfer of the England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on transfer deadline day. Even though our player has gone to a direct Premier League rival we got a good sum of money for a player in the final year of his contract and it was clear he wanted to leave.
The Ox was not even a vital player for us and of course we all hope that the same is true of him at Anfield. Judging by his performance for England away to European minnows Malta last night I reckon there is a good chance of that. Playing further forward than his recent role of wing back, Chamberlain was ineffective and arguably the worst of the three lions in a pretty poor all round game.
In a Sky Sports report the former England and Arsenal forward Alan Smith gave only Raheem Sterling a lower player rating. In contrast the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, who replaced our former player with 15 minutes left, looked sharp and impressive and he capped his cameo with a very well taken goal which gave the scoreline a gloss it scarcely deserved.
If Welbeck can take that sort of finishing and impact into his club football and the Ox plays anything like that for Liverpool we will all be very happy little Gooners won’t we?