Liverpool lands Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain, beats out Chelsea to his signature

Liverpool has won the race to sign Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the Reds announced the signing on Thursday morning.

The Fee

Sky Sports says the fee will be in the region of $41 million for the England international, who joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2011. He's played 198 matches for the Gunners, scoring 20 goals and is looked at as one of the players in England with the most potential, with blistering speed and quality in attack.

What it means for Liverpool

The Reds are just loaded with players to play on the outside. With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane manning the wings, Ox will likely play outside midfield but can also come into the middle. He's a player that they can use, especially in the Champions League with so many more matches to be played. A fantastic talent and with Jurgen Klopp big on speed, he's a player who should factor plenty in the team if he remains healthy. 

What it means for Arsenal

Arsenal appears headed nowhere, and it looks like its time to cash in. $41 million for Ox is pretty good sale for the Gunners, who can invest that money in targets, such as Thomas Lemar. 

What it means for Chelsea

Sky Sports says that the player wanted to join Liverpool and not Chelsea, but it isn't a terrible blow for the Blues. The club has plenty of talent all over and is better suited investing in another striker up top alongside Alvaro Morata. Chelsea has guys like Eden Hazard and Willian to play on the outside, and since the team tends to use more players in the middle, it's hard to think of a clear spot for Oxland-Chamberlain at Stamford Bridge. 

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