Bob Wilson sends message to Arsenal fans about transfer

Bob Wilson was not happy to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain move to Liverpool from Arsenal this summer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Bob Wilson has described Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s transfer to Liverpool as a “huge blow” to Arsenal.

The Gunners opted to sell the 24-year-old to their Premier League rivals on deadline day after the midfielder reportedly turned down the offer of a new contract at The Emirates.

The move will be met by anger from some Arsenal fans as the Gunners opted to strengthen one of their direct rivals for a Champions League spot this season.

And former Arsenal goalkeeper Wilson has admitted that he was hugely disappointed to see Oxlade-Chamberlain leave The Emirates this summer.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live on Wednesday night, Wilson said: “I am particularly upset about Alex. I like Alex a lot.

“I have gone up to him many times after games and I told him ‘Alex, don’t forget how good you can be.’ I have said it to his mum and seen his dad on occasions.

“I’m a huge fan of Alex. It is a huge blow to Arsenal.”

Arsenal will look to dust themselves down after their 4-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend as they bid to get back to winning ways when they take on Bournemouth at The Emirates after the international break on Saturday 9 September.

It has been a disastrous start to the new season for the Gunners, who have lost two of their opening three games to leave them in 16th place in the Premier League table.

The north London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification and had to settle for a Europa League spot.

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