"It was something that will stay with me forever".
The Reds' No.21 has gone from strength to strength in recent months and, whilst being deemed inconsistent by some, impressed once again during the midweek 3-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been around for so long - he is now in his 10th season as a professional - that it is easy to forget he is still very young but it is clear he is exhausted of being talked about in terms of potential and, like the side he represents, is in a hurry to make a lasting impression. Nothing even came close in terms of atmosphere during his last few seasons at Arsenal, though that was as much to do with the players and their performances as it was the Emirates' tendency towards a low hush.
Having started the last two friendlies under Gareth Southgate in the centre of midfield, having heaved himself back into contention at global level through his energetic and influential performances for Liverpool, he probably goes to Russian Federation now as a guaranteed starter. "It's an honour to play for a club like Arsenal", said Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"He never blamed Wenger for not improving enough but it is sometimes about changing the environment".
Rio Ferdinand, who was on punditry duties for BT Sport, led the compliment charge with an assured verdict on Oxlade-Chamberlain after the game. "[But] all players can improve".
Liverpool are the Champions League's top scorers with 31, six more than any of their quarter-final rivals, and have conceded just six goals with only Barcelona (three) having a better record among the remaining teams.
The former Arsenal man scored a sensational long-range goal in front of the Kop to double Liverpool's advantage in the first half.
Do you think Oxlade-Chamberlain should start for England this summer? While he may be indulged the occasional blip along the way, he now needs to show consistency in his preferred berth in the midfield as he approaches what should be his professional prime.
Liverpool will head to the Etihad stadium on 10th April for the return fixture knowing that if they bag a vital away goal then the tie will all but over, and a place in the semi finals will beckon. With his confidence surely at an all time high after the night of his life at Anfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain now has an excellent chance to leave any regrets from his time at Arsenal behind.