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Arsene Wenger Reminds Former Arsenal Man That He’s ‘Not a Sure Starter’ Ahead of Liverpool Visit

Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger has identified that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shouldn’t be a ‘positive’ starter for Liverpool, regardless of leaving the Gunners in August seeking extra common possibilities.

After years of being in an out of the Arsenal group and barely taking part in in a hard and fast place, Oxlade-Chamberlain refused to signal a brand new contract on the Emirates Stadium, forcing the Gunners into making a £35m sale moderately than threat shedding him without spending a dime in 2018.


However having began solely 5 Premier League video games for Liverpool, together with two of the final 4, the 24-year-old is seemingly no nearer to being a daily than he was at Arsenal. And Wenger has advised it was mistaken for folks to imagine the participant’s fortunes would abruptly change.

“Is he positive of a spot [at Liverpool]?” the Frenchman is quoted as saying by The Guardian as the 2 golf equipment put together to satisfy in north London on Friday night.

“No? That is the reply. You might be positive of a spot nowhere. In a giant membership, you may have massive competitors for each single place. That’s completely regular,” he added.

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“What would you like? To be a giant participant and never need to struggle? What would you like on prime of that – sitting in your rocking chair and saying: ‘I am a giant participant? I needn’t struggle?’

“It would not work like that. Each participant can [fight] and Chamberlain does it. I’m satisfied it is a part of being a prime participant.”

Former Arsenal star and Sky Sports activities pundit Paul Merson believes a daily place in central midfield is essential for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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“I believe you have to put him within the centre, within the midfield three and say ‘you’re taking part in there’ and go away him there for 10 video games. He performs one recreation there, then he performs wing-back, on the wing and he simply wants a place,” Merson commented.


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