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Aaron Ramsey explains 'Shaaambles' hashtag on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain farewell post

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One of the biggest moves on Transfer Deadline Day has been that of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has moved from Arsenal to Liverpool £35 million.

The English midfielder has moved to the Reds in search for more first team football, signing a five-year, £120,000 a week contract with the team. He turned down offers to be paid more money to play for the Gunners, as well as the current Premier League champions Chelsea.

On his Instagram, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and the decision to leave was tough after being a part of the club for so many years, but I feel that this move is right for the next stage in my ongoing development."

There have been mixed feelings amongst Arsenal fans about his departure from the club, but the player wanted to make sure the fans knew he recognised his support from over the years as he said on Instagram he was glad they always had his back and that they've always meant a massive amount to him.

Since joining them from Southampton in August 2011, Oxlade-Chamberlain made 198 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 20 goals. Aaron Ramsey sent his former teammate a farewell message on Instagram, which has surprisingly caused a bit of a stir.

The Welshman said: "Another of our British boys heading on to new things. Not only have we lost a great player we've lost a great guy in the changing room and It is sad to see you go mate. Had some great memories over the years playing along side you and I wish you all the best with this new chapter in your life 👊#theOX #shaaambles"

The part of this message that most people picked up on was the '#shaaambles' at the end of the post, as most people inferred this as a disagreement towards Arsenal for selling Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.

However, Ramsey has since given an explanation to the hashtag on Twitter, saying: "Let's all calm down, 'Shaaambles' was a nickname used as a joke for the ox sometimes around the training ground. #personaljoke"

The only thing that could be described as 'Shaaambles' regarding Arsenal is their start to the new Premier League season, as they have lost two of their three opening fixtures to the new campaign.

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