Reds target Oxlade-Chamberlain keen on central role


Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, reportedly a transfer target of Liverpool, says he one day wants to play in central midfield on a more permanent basis.

The winger has been linked with the Reds after impressing manager Jurgen Klopp. In addition, Oxlade-Chamberlain is in the last 12 months of his current deal with the Gunners as well.

However, The Times report that Arsenal want to end the speculation by handing the 23-year-old a lucrative new deal in London. Nonetheless, the England international refused to comment on his future but revealed he does intend to play more in the middle of the park.

He told reporters, "I'm not here to talk about my future, so I'll leave that there. I have spoken to the manager a few times and he says he sees me ending up playing central. I really enjoy playing in midfield and thought this is where I want to be able to play moving forward.

"That is my main ambition, to end up playing there. It's a tricky one to nail me down to one position. My attributes do go hand-in-hand with playing out wide as well. Long term, I'd hope I end up playing more central."