Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed a £35 million deadline day move to join Liverpool from Arsenal.
One of the longest drawn out transfer sagas of the summer finally ended on deadline day of the summer transfer window. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ended his six-year spell at Arsenal to join Liverpool in a £35 million deal.
The England international will wear the number 21 jersey for the Reds, and will join his new teammates in training post the international break next weekend. And Liverpool fans were quick to welcome their newest signing by posting their welcome posts on social media.
WELCOME ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN 🔴 pic.twitter.com/tzWAcjjrem
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 31, 2017
Here you go pic.twitter.com/2AMI8idlli
— Art Vandelay (@ThyDC) August 31, 2017
£60,000 a week less to sign for us. He knows… #YNWA
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) August 31, 2017
Welcome to Liverpool, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain! pic.twitter.com/IScrOGN8bW
— Joseph Musker (@JosephMusker) August 31, 2017
— Spen (@spencer7hendley) August 31, 2017
The Klopp Effect 🎈
— Matt Stokes (@MattStokes98) August 31, 2017
Look what Jurgen Klopp did with Adam Lallana
Ox only just turned 24
Happy with this signing & welcome to Liverpool Oxlade Chamberlain 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZfnQnEjl5S
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 30, 2017
— Amirül (@AmrlSlm) August 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans decided to vent their ire on the departing Englishman following the completion of his move:
You started with the boys before the international break. Didn’t you?
— Bela Shah (@Bela_Shah63) August 31, 2017
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain kissing last trophy of his football Career.. pic.twitter.com/3NsDS79RqM
— Gooner Nick (@NickVann1987) August 31, 2017
I think it’s fair to say Oxlade-Chamberlain’s strength never will be decision making. https://t.co/kOUIpWpaZP
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) August 29, 2017
Cold feet? Typical of Oxlade-Chamberlain; gets into a great position only to mess it up. *Sigh
— FK³ (@fkhanage) August 29, 2017
Chamberlain is now saying “Last week we beat Arsenal 4-0.”
Life is not fair 😁😁😁
— Genius Joker NG 🇳🇬 (@GeniusJokerNG) August 31, 2017
Good riddance pic.twitter.com/Rk9hKgVZDh
— Banter Era Rises (@Cechque) August 31, 2017
— VJ (@Vijay_Kumar1994) August 31, 2017
Meanwhile, the trolls were all out in full force as well, with Chelsea bearing the brunt of all the ridicule with reports claiming that Oxlade-Chamberlain snubbed the Premier League champions to join Liverpool:
Chelsea have struggled to get some deals over the line this summer. 😳 pic.twitter.com/0IrD3ef6Id
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 31, 2017
Lukaku rejected Chelsea for United ❌
Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected Chelsea for Liverpool ❌
Llorente rejected Chelsea for Tottenham ❌ pic.twitter.com/JStp8RLVWc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 31, 2017
— Freaky ~ DRaval (@_DRaval) August 31, 2017
Can someone ask Chelsea to bid for Van Dijk so we can snatch him off them like we did with Oxlade-Chamberlain?
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 31, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain proving that once you’ve played for Southampton you will still end up at Liverpool somehow.
There is no escape.
— Carl (@Carl_M79) August 30, 2017
Arsenal fans when Oxlade-Chamberlain said, “We beat Arsenal 4 – 0 last week” pic.twitter.com/gEMrDwNI5H
— Sir Smiley (@sir_smileey) August 31, 2017
We should’ve known Oxlade Chamberlain was going to sign for Liverpool after his years at Southampton! pic.twitter.com/Dpf5baIHlq
— View Of The Kop (@ViewOfTheKop_) August 31, 2017
Welcome to LFC Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
It was a tortuous route from Southampton but you got here in the end.
— Brian Durand (@BrianDurand56) August 30, 2017
— AskFans (@AskFansUK) August 31, 2017
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 31, 2017
Klopp after he PROMISES Oxlade-Chamberlain that he’ll be played in a central role, not at left-back. pic.twitter.com/lVDLum8hJU
— Paul (@PauI16_) August 29, 2017
Chamberlain left a club that haven’t won the league for past 13 yrs & joined a club that haven’t won the league for 27 years. pic.twitter.com/nxgqoTxMWk
— Wicky (@Wicknes007) August 31, 2017