By FOX SPORTS staff
The Gunners had to rely on a narrow 1-0 win away at Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League season in order to secure fourth place and a spot in the Champions League, keeping fierce London rivals Tottenham from doing the same in the process.
Despite their continued presence in Europe's top club competition, Arsenal have not made any new additions to their trophy cabinet since 2005. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain told Sky Sports News HD that a place in the Champions League was an achievement worth celebrating.
"At Arsenal Football Club, we want to be challenging for titles first and foremost, but towards the back end of the season we realised that we weren't going to be able to do that so we set ourselves a new target to make sure we qualified for the Champions League, to make sure that Arsenal maintained its name at the highest level in Europe," he stated.
"In that sense, it was a success."
The victory against the Magpies capped an 11-game unbeaten run for Arsene Wenger's men, a string of results that has left the Gunners raring to go for the next campaign.
"The way we finished the season and the confidence we can take from that will stand us in good stead for the start of next season," Oxlade-Chamberlain said.
"I think we have come on in strides at the back end of this season and I think everyone is really buzzing and will be ready to go for pre-season and the start of next season."