Oxlade-Chamberlain gives his verdict on Arsenal’s start to the season

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal have started the season with seven points from a possible 12.

Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that his side’s start the season wasn’t the best but feels last weekend’s victory over Newcastle United was an important one, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners headed into the campaign with plenty of optimism following a positive summer and Community Shield win over Chelsea, with Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring the winner.

However, with just two wins from their opening four Premier League matches, a bit of negativity has crept in at the Emirates, although Arsenal’s exciting forward doesn’t think their start has been bad.

"It wasn’t the best start possible but we picked up after that and we managed to get a result at Newcastle at the weekend, which was important for us," he explained.

"It could have been better but we aren’t in a bad place. And I’d mirror that with my feelings towards my own season. I definitely think we can improve, personally and as a club."

Room for improvement:

Despite losing at home to West Ham United on the opening day of the season, Arsene Wenger’s side have bounced back well with consecutive away victories at Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.

Star player Alexis Sanchez is returning to full match fitness and the team are dominating in passages, carving out plenty of chances - which is always a good sign.

However, there is clear room for improvement and Arsenal's lack of goals at the Emirates must be a worry.

The decision not to be buy a top-quality striker may have irked many supporters and Danny Welbeck’s injury layoff means they have little option other than to use Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott up top.

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