Oxlade-Chamberlain on why Arsenal lost on Saturday
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has expressed his frustration after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger’s men followed up Tuesday’s unexpected 2-1 loss to Watford with another abysmal result as Chelsea secured a comfortable victory.
And according to Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Gunners’ familiar problem of not being clinical in front of goal when needed is what saw them drop more points at Stamford Bridge.
“We didn’t take our chances and made some crucial mistakes at crucial times,” the midfielder said after the game.
“They took their chances – I think the first goal was a little bit unlucky on our part. They hit the crossbar and the bounce went for them. Alonso got the jump on Hector and that was 1-0. But we knew we were still in the game, and at half-time we said we had to keep going.
“We came out in the second half and controlled spells of the game. They controlled spells but it was a great goal from Eden Hazard, which we should have stopped earlier at source.
“That was disappointing. Then a mistake at the end killed the game for us. Olivier got one back but at the end it was too late.
“At the top level, against a team like Chelsea, there’s a good chance they’ll punish you if you make mistakes and they did that today.”