Exposed!!! Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s ‘Weird’ Contract Clause At Arsenal

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain's move from Arsenal to Liverpool was a transfer that – in the end – everyone agreed needed to happen.

Chamberlain’s career had stagnated at the Emirates and he was badly searching for a new challenge when Jurgen Klopp offered him an olive branch.

Since moving to Liverpool – terrible injury aside – things have worked out for the midfielder and he's shown noteworthy signs of improvement.

One of Oxlade-Chamberlain's major problems at Arsenal was him never really getting a consistent run-out in the first team.

According to Alan Gernon's book, The Transfer Market: The Inside Stories, there is a reason why the Gunners were disinclined to play him more often.

A section from the book reads: “Following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Arsenal in 2011, Gunners fans became increasingly frustrated with the midfielder's lack of playing time.

“He was mostly used as a substitute, often around the 71-minute mark.

“After his contract details emerged, it all became clear: Arsenal were obliged to pay Southampton £10,000 every time he played 20 minutes or more.”

The 25-year-old’s final game for Arsenal was in a heavy 4-0 defeat by none other than the Reds.

He's debut for Liverpool came in a 5-0 hammering against Manchester City, but as aforementioned, things have since improved for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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