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Anthony Joshua's surprising tweet congratulating Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Liverpool

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In the final few weeks of the summer transfer window, much of the focus was on Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp's side embroiled in a number of sagas.

Philippe Coutinho appeared to be on the verge of a move to Barcelona, Monaco's Thomas Lemar was being linked as his replacement and Southampton's Virgil van Dijk was still inciting rumour mills with his activity.

In the end, those three all remained where they were before the window opened, but Liverpool did manage to complete one major signing.

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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had entered the last year of his contract and the Reds saw fit to steal the Englishman away from one of their bitter rivals.

The 24-year-old arrived in a £40m deal, rejecting Chelsea in the process due to his desperation to be given more of a midfield role.

The transfer drew a lot of criticism from Arsenal fans, but the general consensus is that Oxlade-Chamberlain has a better chance of finally reaching his full potential at Anfield.

Game time may be hard to come by, but if Klopp can somehow integrate him into his exciting side, he could be a great piece of business.

One person who was very pleased with the move was British boxer Anthony Joshua, with the heavyweight champions tweeting his congratulations to the former Southampton man.

JOSHUA'S TWEET

Now, the reason it is a tad controversial is because Joshua is a renowned fan of the Gunners and it seems odd that he would send such a nice message to a player who led the club on for most of the summer.

Throughout the window, Arsene Wenger was adamant that he would keep the player but eventually, he had to cave in.

The £40m fee was clearly too much to resist and due to the fact that he does not possess the talent of Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal simply had to sell.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's first game as a Liverpool player will be away to Manchester City after the international break and given how impressive the two sides have looked so far in 2017/18, it promises to be a brilliant fixture.

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