Thursday, 8th May, 2014

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that he is keen to forget about his side’s 6-0 mauling at the hands of Chelsea in March.

The Blues totally outplayed their fierce London rivals at Stamford Bridge, as an Oscar brace and goals apiece from Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah handed Jose Mourinho’s side the bragging rights.

Arsenal failed to pose any kind of challenge throughout the course of the game and Oxlade-Chamberlain branded his side’s performance as “horrible.”

However, the England international was quick to add that one should be “prepared to deal with the highs and lows.”


“It was horrible really”, he told Arsenal Player.

“On the nights of those [type of] games you are really down in the dumps and anything that people say to you winds you up. You don't want to speak to anyone or hear from anyone.

“But you have to address what went wrong. When we played at Chelsea I did that pretty much straight away that night and the next day I tried to focus on the next game.

“That is what you have to do in football, anything can happen and you never know what is around the corner.

“You just have to be prepared to deal with the highs and lows. When you do have a good time, you have to enjoy it a bit more because the bad times can be really bad.”

Arsenal, who are fourth in the Premier League table with 76 points from 37 games, will finish their league campaign with an away game against Norwich City on Sunday before facing Hull City in the FA Cup final six days later.

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