Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suggests how Arsenal can win at Old Trafford

Oxlade Chamberlain

The England international believes his side need to take inspiration from the 'Invincibles' ahead of their FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told the club’s official website that the squad should take inspiration from the famed ‘Invincibles’ side in their bid to down Manchester United.

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Monday night for their FA Cup quarter-final tie, having already suffered a 2-1 defeat to their rivals this season in November’s Premier League clash at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger’s men have also failed to win at United since September 2006, when Emmanuel Adebayor’s strike sealed a 1-0 win, while August 2011’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat still lives fresh in the memories of most Gunners fans.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made his debut for the club in that match, replacing current teammate Francis Coquelin in the second-half, and the former Southampton product admits that it leave a bitter taste in his mouth to this day.

Nevertheless, he stresses that the team can’t go into their upcoming match with any sense of fear, and believes he and his teammates could learn a lot from previous Arsenal sides who managed to escape Manchester with countless victories.

“When we go there it’s a tough environment,” he said. “The game we always speak about is the 8-2 but you can’t go into those games with any doubt or any fear.

“I was at the premiere of the Invincibles documentary the other day and was listening to legends like Martin Keown and Thierry Henry talking about how they had no fear going into those games.

“They had no doubt they were going to get the right result. That’s clearly the kind of attitude that you need to take into those big games.

“You have to believe in yourself, go there with no fear, be 100 per cent confident in yourself and go to get the result we are capable of getting.”

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