Piers Morgan sends direct message to Arsenal board as Liverpool agree Oxlade-Chamberlain fee
The outspoken Arsenal shareholder slams the Gunners for agreeing to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to title rivals Liverpool
Piers Morgan has slammed the Arsenal board after Liverpool agreed a fee with the Gunners to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The England international is set to complete a move to the Merseyside outfit pending a medical and become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth summer signing.
Chelsea were thought to be leading the race to sign the 24-year-old after the Premier League champions agreed a fee with their north London rivals on Tuesday.
However, Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down the chance to move to Stamford Bridge in favour of a fresh start at Liverpool.
The former Southampton midfielder will put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week, according to reports on Wednesday night.
While there has been no official announcement from either Arsenal or Liverpool about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s transfer, the deal is expected to go through within the next 24 hours.
Arsenal are also facing a battle to keep Chile international Alexis Sanchez at the FA Cup holders as Manchester City look to sign the former Barcelona forward.
Outspoken Gunners fan Morgan took to Twitter to blast the Arsenal heirarchy after it emerged Oxlade-Chamberlain was heading to Liverpool.
Morgan wrote on Twitter: “Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t worth £40m, but Wenger/Gazidis promised we’d no longer sell to rivals. They lied. Again. #agc”
Oxlade-Chamberlain was part of the Arsenal side that lost 4-0 to Liverpool in their last Premier League outing at Anfield on Sunday.
The England star moved to Arsenal in a £10m deal from Southampton in 2010.