Ex Liverpool man speculates why Arsenal sold Chamberlain

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Chris Kirkland claims that the only reason Arsenal sold Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to Liverpool was because of his injury problems.

Chamberlain has won the Champions League and Premier League, among other trophies since he made the move to Merseyside in 2017.

However, the Englishman has also been plagued by several injury problems since he has been at Liverpool and he is currently sidelined with another injury that has kept him from playing for the club since the start of this season.

When he has played for them, he has been one of the best players on the pitch and he has also scored some impressive goals for them.

Kirkland admits that he enjoys watching the Englishman play for the club, but he is convinced that the only reason why Arsenal allowed him to leave them was because of his constant injury problems.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Chris Kirkland said:

“We’ve seen him score goals and obviously had some horrendous luck with injuries. I mean, if he was fit, Arsenal would never have sold him for one thing you know. They sold him because he couldn’t stay fit. But for me he’s an exceptional player and I’d love to see him stay fit.”

Tags Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain


  1. If any Gooner, even now, has reservations about us having sold this injury prone though charismatic extrovert, I have yet to meet them.

    As a man, AOC is immensely likeable but as a player he has been poor value for his wages since leaving his teens and surely THAT is the real truth. I agree that but for his constant injuries Wenger would not have chosen to sell him. But constant injuries reduce a player permanently, Wilshere being perhaps the prime example for us!

    1. Yes spurs top for a little while but it won’t last, though I won’t deny they are title contenders.

  2. Of coarse it was!

    I think that if players such as RVP, Ramsey, Wilshire, Ox, Rosicky, Diaby and to an extent Kos had stayed fit for longer periods than they did, we would have won more trophies.

    I think that was an issue AW never really appreciated and tried to keep loyal to these players.

    Even though you cannot knock the talent these players had or have, they spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch.

      1. I didnt include those 2 purely because both were freak injuries, Santi had a decent injury record up to that moment.
        Eduardo’s leg break was something else entirely, just like the horror tackle on Rambo by Shawcross

  3. On the finges of Arsenal, on the fringes of Liverpool, never fit for more than six games, we robbed Liverpool, he hardly plays.

  4. Arsenal did not wish to sell him. Wenger was furious when Oxlade preferred to leave – and ignore Arsenal’s larger wage offer. Why did he insist on leaving ? Because he had no proper role under Wenger.

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