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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains the 'biggest difference' between Liverpool and Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains the 'biggest difference' between Liverpool and Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left Liverpool this summer

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed the biggest difference between Liverpool and Arsenal.

Back in 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain left the Gunners for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a deal worth a reported £40 million.

After six years with the Anfield club, during which he won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, the Englishman left Liverpool for Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas.

Now, in a recent interview with The Athletic, Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed the biggest difference in mentality between Liverpool and Arsenal.

He said: “At Arsenal, we always went into those big games thinking, ‘This is going to be really tough’.

“That was the biggest difference at Liverpool, where, even in the first season (2017-18) when we were a bit of an unknown entity, there was this unbelievable complete and utter focus where there was nothing else happening but us winning the game. I don’t know why, but at Liverpool, the big games, we just knew we were going to win.”

Speaking about his time with Arsenal, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “We won FA Cups, but we probably never achieved what we should have done.

“We had unbelievable quality. Football-wise we had everything we needed to do the business. We were just missing… Belief? Toughness? Ruthlessness? I don’t know. Maybe it was a bit of that.”


The 30-year-old revealed that Leicester City’s Premier League triumph was the most disappointing moment of his Arsenal career.

He said: “We were top in January and the other so-called big teams weren’t doing well that year. But we dropped the ball in games we should have won.”

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Topics: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool, Arsenal, Football