Oxlade-Chamberlain: Arsenal must take FA Cup ‘opportunity’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that winning the FA Cup would open the door to more trophies for Arsenal

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Photo: Arsenal FC

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that Arsenal must take their chance to win the FA Cup this season if they are to push for more silverware in seasons to come.

Much has been made of the Gunners’ failure to win a major trophy since 2005, but with Arsenal taking on Wigan in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, the midfielder sees the competition as a potential doorway to more success.

We are in a position where it is our responsibility to take that opportunity

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“Once you do get that experience of winning the first one, you automatically build confidence that you can go on and do that again and again and again. That experience is vital,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“The squad needs that, definitely. I always hear commentators talking about squads that have been around and have won things.

“They always mention the experience of winning, and knowing what it takes to win. They’ve only got that through winning trophies, and winning competitions.

“That is definitely something that will help this team to go on and push forward and be successful in the future. But it is just getting to that first one. It is a lot easier said than done.

“We are in a position now where we can make that happen, we are in a position where it is our responsibility to take that opportunity.”

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