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Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is still Arsenal’s highest rated player this season according to WhoScored.com

A lot of Arsenal fans were happy to see the back of him but he has grown in confidence since playing for Jurgen Klopp's side

It’s never good to see your ex succeeding.

Although it’s a feeling Arsenal fans have got rather used to down the years and this season is no different.

First it was Thierry Henry, then it was Cesc Fabregas, then Robin Van Persie, after that just about anyone in the squad who wanted to win something and now it’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


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Don’t worry Alex you can play with me in central midfield

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Don’t worry Alex you can play with me in central midfield

A lot of Gooners were happy to see the back of Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer transfer window, especially as Liverpool came calling with £35million for a player that was out of contract in a year.

Especially after he was part of the team that were thumped 4-0 at Anfield just days before he left.

Arsenal fans were calling it the ‘Chamberlain effect’ as his first game for Liverpool was a 5-0 demolition at the hands of Man City.

Like a lion hunting a gazelle

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Like a lion hunting a gazelle

We have just unearthed one statistic that will leave Arsenal fans fuming at the state of their club this season.

According to WhoScored.com Oxlade-Chamberlain is still Arsenal’s highest rated player with 7.81 despite leaving on August 31.

He played three games for the Gunners, the 4-3 win over Leicester, a 1-0 defeat away at Stoke and the farce at Anfield.

We’re surprised that not a single Arsenal player has since been able to average a higher rating.


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Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown as a player since his move to Liverpool

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Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown as a player since his move to Liverpool

The right winger/ central midfielder/ right back/ utility man tops the list ahead of Arsenal’s next best performer this season which is *drum roll please* Shkodran Mustafi.

The German centre back boasts a rating of 7.39 for the season

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are fourth and fifth in the rankings with both out of contract at the end of the season and potentially on the move from the Emirates.

Wenger never did this

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Wenger never did this

After a difficult start to life at Anfield, the England midfielder is beginning to blossom under Jurgen Klopp’s guidance.

The German’s festive rotation policy, which saw Liverpool finish top of the Christmas period table offered Oxlade-Chamberlain valuable game time.

However, Chambo only has a rating of 6.76 for the Reds this year, behind the likes Ragnar Klavan Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno.

With the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona we could be seeing a lot more of him this season.

Arsene sends his regards.