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Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arsenal transfer option and 5 players the Gunners re-signed

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering his Liverpool future with Arsenal open to bringing him back to north London with several formers Gunners like Thierry Henry enjoying second comings

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Arsenal are considering re-signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he weighs up his Liverpool future.

The midfielder left north London to join the Reds for £35m back in 2017 after six years at the Emirates.

Now though, after an injury-hit few years, Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering a fresh challenge having fallen down the pecking order at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has a host of midfield options available to him meaning there is plenty of competition for places as youngsters like Curtis Jones continue to stake their case.

The former Gunner has made just two Premier League outings for Liverpool so far this term, only one of which came as a starter.



Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is open to leaving Liverpool




Mikel Arteta is considering a January loan move with the option to buy Oxlade-Chamberlain, who still has England ambitions, in the summer.

The 28-year-old would be a major asset to any club and would not be short of offers with Liverpool open to selling up.

A host of players have left Arsenal before returning, with varying degrees of success.

We take a look at a few who made a second coming in north London.









Thierry Henry

The club’s all-time record goalscorer and among the greatest players ever to pull on the red shirt.

Henry arrived with questions to answer back in 1999 but upon his departure in 2007 had become a legend.

The Frenchman said farewell with two league titles, a couple of FA Cups and over 200 goals to his name.

Five years later though he returned on loan and scored upon his return in trademark style, notching the winner against Leeds in the FA Cup to take the roof off the Emirates.

He only played seven times in his second spell, but grabbed a last minute goal to see off Sunderland. The perfect parting gift.



Thierry Henry and Sol Campbell both played at Arsenal in a successful period under Arsene Wenger
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Sol Campbell

He crossed the divide in 2001 and joined on a free from Tottenham as he wanted to play European football, despite months of negotiations at White Hart Lane.

It would turn out to be a wise decision as Campbell became one of Europe’s top central defenders in a trophy-laden spell.

The Englishman was one of the cornerstones of Arsenal’s success under Arsene Wenger, leaving after he scored in their 2006 Champions League final loss to Barcelona.

However, after leaving Notts County one month into a five-year deal, Campbell began training with Arsenal to keep his fitness up in 2009.

When the Gunners struggled with injuries he was re-signed in January and made 14 appearances in the second half of the season.

The defender enjoys a strange record of scoring in successive Champions League games, four years apart.



The Frenchman helped deliver two FA Cups following his return
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Mathieu Flamini

The midfielder moved to Highbury just after Arsenal had become Invincible in 2004.

He would last four years, winning the FA Cup in his first season in north London.

A move to AC Milan followed but in 2013 he and the Italian club couldn’t reach a contract agreement and he became a free agent.

As Campbell did, Flamini returned to the Gunners to maintain his fitness, but signed with the club soon after.

The Frenchman would end up staying at Arsenal for three years, earning plenty of plaudits.

In his second stint he helped Wenger’s side win successive FA Cups in 2014 and 2015.

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Keown was a major part of the Arsenal Invincible side
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Martin Keown

The defender made his Arsenal debut way back in 1984 but was sold by George Graham for just £200k in 1986.

Seven years later though, following spells at Aston Villa and Everton, Keown was back at Highbury after Graham chose to bring him back.

The Englishman eventually formed one of the best defences seen in the past 30 years alongside the likes of Tony Adams.

Keown played over 30 times in nine of his 12 seasons at the club, winning three league titles and three FA Cups.

He will also go down in history as part of Arsenal’s Invincible group.



Jens Lehmann is an Arsenal Invincible




Jens Lehmann

Another of the Gunners’ Invincibles. The German was signed in 2003 to replace David Seaman and made an immediate impact.

Lehmann was Arsenal’s first choice No 1 for a prolonged period under Wenger, helping the club win the FA Cup in 2005 with a vital penalty shootout save.

He was sent-off in the opening minutes of the Champions League final a year later, but remained a regular.

Lehmann suffered a long term injury in the 2007/08 season which limited his minutes and he would leave that summer.

The goalkeeper returned to Arsenal in 2011 despite retiring nine months earlier as Wenger dealt with an injury crisis. He would make one appearance.


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