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Liverpool sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal

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Liverpool have signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for £35m, he's agreed a six-year deal

Liverpool have completed the £35m signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.

The 24-year-old passed a medical on Wednesday after the Gunners accepted Liverpool's bid for a player who made it clear he would not extend his Emirates contract beyond next summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has since agreed personal terms on a long-term deal, and the transfer was confirmed at 12pm on Deadline Day.

It is understood the fee could eventually reach £40m with appearance-based add-ons.

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Speaking from England's St George's Park base, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "I'm delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help.

"I'm not going to say too much. I'm here with England and we've got two big games coming up, so I want to focus on them. But I can't wait to get to Melwood."

A post on his Instagram page, addressed to Arsenal fans, read: "After six years, three FA Cup wins and countless incredible memories, the time has come for me to move on from Arsenal.

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"I want to publicly thank Arsene Wenger, the coaching and club staff and my amazing team mates for all of the incredible opportunities I have been given. Thank you so much to you, the fans, who have always had my back - I honestly couldn't be more grateful. The club, and my time here, will always mean a massive amount to me.

"I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and the decision to leave was tough after being a part of the club for so many years, but I feel that this move is right for the next stage in my ongoing development."

Oxlade-Chamberlain was used at wing-back in his final few months at Arsenal, and his desire to establish himself in central midfield was a motivating factor in his departure.

Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool website: "I hear a lot of talk about positions but let's talk about the player; he is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen.

"He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country. Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better - and that excites me.

"I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed. Since the last game I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer - and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic."

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