Arsenal do not play against Chelsea until Sunday and have a Champions League game in midweek, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is already looking forward to the clash against the Blues.
Last season the Gunners were humiliated 6-0 at Stamford Bridge and will head into Sunday’s Premier League clash in indifferent form.
Arsene Wenger’s may get the better of Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, but that still would not change the fact that they will be underdogs against a Chelsea side who have been by far the most impressive in the English top flight so far this campaign.
Oxlade-Chamberlain knows that, but insists that he and his Arsenal teammates will travel across London next weekend with a point to prove and pick up a win.
'We do understand what happened there last season', Sky Sports quotes the 21-year-old attacker as saying. 'Maybe we have got a point to prove there, we know this year we have got to step up in the big games and get some results in them We’re really looking forward to that game and I definitely think we can go there with confidence'.
Last season Arsenal struggled against the top sides, and they need to change that this term. The North London outfit are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 10 points from six matches, six points behind leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal simply cannot afford to lose the London derby against Chelsea at the Bridge on Sunday.