Liverpool target Gunners pair

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LIVERPOOL are ready to make a shock raid for Arsenal stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny, according to reports.

Boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to overhaul his side in the summer and is willing to spend £40m on the Gunners duo.

Goalkeeper Szczesny is currently on loan at Serie A side Roma but would provide stiff competition for Simon Mignolet if he moved to Anfield, while Oxlade-Chamberlain has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and is also wanted by Manchester City and former club Southampton.

Football Insider reports:

“Arsenal are keen to keep England international Oxlade-Chamberlain and will offer him a new deal but the 22-year-old wants more first team football.

“He is also demanding a 200 per cent pay increase on his current £52,000-a-week salary.

“With Petr Cech first-choice at Arsenal and David Ospina providing back-up, Szczesny would be tempted by a move to their Premier League rivals.”

We’re not so sure this would be £40m well spent.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has pace to burn and plenty of talent to go with it but Liverpool have a number of players capable of filling a similar role and there’s no guarantee the Arsenal man would consistently be a starter for the Reds.

As for Szczesny, he’s an accomplished keeper but is susceptible to the sort of mistakes Mignolet makes too often.

If Liverpool want to really challenge for major honours they need a top-class keeper and Szczesny is not in that category.

What do Liverpool supporters think, would Oxlade-Chamberlain and Szczesny be good additions?


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