Arsenal media round-up: Ox makes bold statement ahead of new season

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

A round up of news stories this morning related to Arsenal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been quoted by Goal.com explaining that he and the rest of the current Arsenal side are serious about winning trophies.

The Ox’s comments were made in response to a jibe from former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, who said that the Gunners wouldn’t win anything as they’re too interested in selfies.

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain feels there is a deep mentality running through the club to succeed and do well.

“We’re serious about winning trophies. Personally, and I can speak for the rest of the squad, we’ve been serious every single year I’ve been at the club about winning trophies,” he said.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta told the club’s website that he feels the ‘world is open’ for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in terms of what he wants to achieve.

The Ox had a very good game against Chelsea in the Community Shield last weekend, scoring the only goal of the match.

Arteta says his destiny is in his own hands and it’s up to the player in terms of how hard he wants to work.

“He’s a terrific player, one of the best talents I’ve seen, and he’s got the world open for what he wants to do. It’s up to him,” he said.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has been quoted by the Daily Star explaining he hopes the LMA get Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger to resolve their personal differences.

Mourinho shook the hand of every Arsenal player following his team’s defeat to the Gunners last weekend, but Arsene Wenger appeared to walk behind him rather than confronting the Chelsea boss.

“I hope the LMA chairman Richard Bevan gets these two guys together and they shake hands,” said Keown.

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