Oxlade-Chamberlain Says 'Once A Gooner, Always A Gooner' After Liverpool Beat Spurs
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the Champions League final win over Spurs had extra meaning for him personally because of his connection to Arsenal.
The Southampton youth product only played two appearances in all competitions after missing the vast majority of the season through injury but was on the bench last night and therefore received a winners' medal.
After the game and celebrations that followed, 'The Ox' did a post-match interview with his former Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker and spoke about how important it was for him pip Spurs for Arsenal fans' sake.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain #UCL record:- G :star::star::star::star::star::star: (@SportrmpMusty) June 2, 2019
2011 - Joins Arsenal
• 11/12: Round of 16
• 12/13: Round of 16
• 13/14: Round of 16
• 14/15: Round of 16
• 15/16: Round of 16
• 16/17: Round of 16
2017 - Joins Liverpool
• 17/18: Final
• 18/19: winner pic.twitter.com/chfax7TFSR
"I know what that meant to the Arsenal fans out there. IT was massive for us at Liverpool but 'Once a Gooner always a Gooner' that's what they say.
"I had a personal sort of feeling in that game that we needed to get it done for all the people I left at Arsenal."
The 25-year old left Arsenal for Liverpool in a £35 million move in 2017 and while there was a bit of animosity at the time, his popularity level with Gooners will have increased after his recent comments.