AOC confident Arsenal can beat United

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Arsenal are on par with the best teams in the world and says his side can beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain


Arsenal, currently involved in a fierce battle with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to finish in the top four, will take on newly-crowned Premier League champions United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners presently lie third in the table on 63 points, one point ahead of Chelsea and two ahead of Spurs, albeit having played one game more than both London rivals.

With only four more games to go before the season ends, Arsenal can ill-afford to lose any more points in their quest to secure Champions League qualification, and United, dominant for majority of the season, will prove a stern test for the Gunners.

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his side can more than match up to the Red Devils on Sunday and boldly proclaims the Gunners to be one of the best in the world.

"Obviously it's a massive game for us with a Champions League place at stake but it's also massive for next season with the confidence we can get from winning," Oxlade-Chamberlain told the Evening Standard.

"The win over Bayern wasn't enough to get us to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals but it was still a massive boost for us as a side. 

"We're still feeding off the momentum of that and a win over United can have the same effect.

"As a team we're as good as anyone in the Premier League, right up there with the best in Europe and worldwide.

"There's a few things we need to tie up but we've been working hard as a team and becoming an increasingly tight unit and we're winning games that we should win. 

"We have quality players in our side and believe we can beat anyone."

Oxlade-Chamberlain also reflected on a topsy-turvy year for the club and pinpointed his side's 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League at the Allianz Arena as the high point of their season thus far.

"It's been up and down for us this year," Oxlade-Chamberlain added.

"We've had some lows, the cups in particular. The defeats against Bradford and Blackburn really hurt us, they were games we felt we really should have won.

"And then there was the low of the first leg against Bayern. But as a team we've learned from those negatives and been able to enjoy some highs, such as the second leg against Bayern and, hopefully, we will continue like that for the remainder of the season."

Following their clash with United, Arsenal will take on QPR, Wigan and Newcastle in their final three league games.

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