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Wenger: Liverpool thrashing will hurt forever

Wenger: Liverpool thrashing will hurt forever

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still has room for improvement but there is no denying that the Liverpool midfielder has unbelievable potential, manager Juergen Klopp said.

But Wenger believes a stuttering Arsenal can exact revenge and enhance their hopes of returning to the Champions League next season if they take the game to Liverpool.

Reds boss J├╝rgen Klopp will surely be looking to bolster his defensive ranks during the January transfer window, if he has genuine ambitions of his side challenging for major honours on all fronts this season.

"I've been doing better and it has been coming, but there's definitely more to come from me".

"If you watch Arsenal in the past, their two decisive players were Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez".

"I'm not sure there are a lot of similarities (between teams)".

After a fairly slow start to his Liverpool career, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been producing some eye-catching performances of late.

That 4-0 drubbing proved to be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's last appearance for Arsenal before leaving for Liverpool and although the England global attracted widespread criticism for his display on that day, Wenger refused to point the finger at his former player. "If you are a big signing everyone expects you to perform immediately".

"I was happy from the first day about his involvement, about his attitude, and since then he became more and more a Liverpool player".

"We have to analyse that well, and as well you have to guess a little bit who will play".

"They are a complete football team, they can switch styles".

Liverpool will head into Friday's match against Arsenal a changed side-a more defensively capable side.

Whether it's been the calamitous displays from Dejan Lovren, Albert Moreno's penchant for an error or the lack of pace Ragnar Klavan possesses, it seems their backline always lets them down. Giroud can't play, but they have a lot of good, good footballers on the pitch.