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Liverpool eye January move for Arsenal midfielder

Liverpool are interested in a January move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Guardian.

The Ox is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Arsenal. Credit: PA

The England international has once again found it difficult to establish himself as a first team regular with Arsenal this season.

In October, the 23 year-old conceded he has reached a point where he may need to join another club to become a first team regular.

While there is no guarantee of this materialising at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is preparing to lose in-form Sadio Mane for over a month during the Africa Cup of Nations, and is actively seeking a player capable of filling his boots.

Arsene Wenger is keen to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain at the Emirates having nurtured him for more than five years since his move from Southampton.

Any deal could be further complicated by the prospect of Arsenal strengthening one of the teams challenging them for the Premier League title.

Klopp is expected to be quizzed about the prospect of signing Oxlade-Chamberlain during a press conference on Thursday.

Arsenal midfielder set for scan on injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is to undergo a scan to determine the severity of the injury he suffered against Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old Arsenal midfielder suffered suspected knee and ankle damage in the 2-0 Champions League defeat by the Spanish giants.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had to be taken off early in the second half. Credit: PA

There are fears that the England international faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, meaning he would miss the friendly matches against Germany and Holland next month.

But Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has so far only ruled him out of Sunday's trip to Manchester United.


Arsenal forward suffers further injury setback

The Ox first suffered the injury against Sheffield Wednesday last month. Credit: PA

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, ruling him out of Arsenal's Barclays Premier League clash at West Brom.

The England forward, who suffered the injury in the Capital One Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday, is also expected to miss the key Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb next Tuesday.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "He had a slight little setback on Monday but we checked by scan and there is nothing wrong but he is still a fraction short for Saturday."

Oxlade-Chamberlain 'without a doubt' will make squad

England manager Roy Hodgson said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will "without a shadow of a doubt" make the World Cup squad after picking up an injury in the draw against Ecuador.

England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling (right) before the game against Honduras. Credit: EMPICS Sport

It looked as though the Arsenal midfielder's World Cup dreams were over after he picked up a knee injury on Wednesday.

But the England manager, who was speaking after the 0-0 draw with Honduras tonight, said: "It's time for the real thing now.

"Everyone is fit. Oxlade-Chamberlain is making good progress. I think he'll make the tournament without a shadow of a doubt."

World Cup fitness fears for Oxlade-Chamberlain

England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) has to be substituted off the pitch due to injury. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's World Cup dreams are in serious doubt after he suffered a knee injury in England's ill-tempered 2-2 draw against Ecuador in Miami.

Oxlade-Chamberlain had to come off in the 63rd minute of England's stalemate after being injured in a tangle with Ecuador's Carlos Gruezo.

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that the player will have a scan on the injured knee in the morning.

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