Arsenal youngstar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that their is a belief within the squad that can mount a strong Premier League title challenge.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 with 10 years sinc the ‘Invincibles’ season. Youngster Oxlade-Chamberlain has said that no-one at the club doubted that they were not frontrunners for the trophy this season and is convinced that silverware will be handed out this season.
He told The Daily Telegraph: “We’ve been contenders ever since I came to Arsenal. Or at least that’s the feeling in the squad. We really think we can take the title.”
“Obviously it hasn’t happened in recent seasons. But in the form we showed at the end of last season, and – when I was watching from the sidelines – in the spirit we’ve shown at the start of this, in the derby, everyone was fighting for each other.”
“That team spirit, you can’t buy it. That, along with our manager and the signings, I’m full of optimism that this season can be a good one.”
“We think we can win the title. Just like we believe we can win every competition we’re in. If you don’t believe that, then you don’t deserve to be at Arsenal.”
The signing of Mesut Ozil shows a real progression for the clubb and defender Kieran Gibbs says that the arrival of such global superstars has everyone at the club excited.
He said that when he heard that Arsenal had signed Ozil he “jumped in the air.”
“When you find out that a world-class player like that is coming to England you’re going to jump for joy even if you’re a Tottenham fan. Well, maybe not a Tottenham fan, I won’t push it too far.
“In the end we and the fans have got what we want: a really good addition.”
James Moss – @JMoss_13