Oxlade-Chamberlain – Why Arsenal fans are frustrated
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reached out to the fans with an encouraging message ahead of Arsenal’s next fixture in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger’s men are currently fourth in the Premier League, 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea with only 13 games remaining.
And even though the situation is even worse in the Champions League where Bayern Munich are 5-1 ahead on aggregate in the last 16 tie, Oxlade-Chamberlain is not giving up just yet.
According to the 23-year-old, the team is ready to fight on for the sake of the fans.
“We want to be able to respond for the fans,” the England international said. “They want to win as much as we do. We’re all in this together and we all want the same thing, so we’ve all got to stand up and be counted.
“People have been doubting us and it’s important that we pick ourselves up to try to turn the tide into a more positive one. Our fans are great home and away. They’re very loud so we hear them when they’re happy and when they’re frustrated, but that’s part and parcel of being at a massive club like Arsenal.
“They want us to win the league, so when we’re losing games and it seems like it’s slipping out of our hands, it’s going to be frustrating. That’s understandable because we’re a massive club and we’ve got a great team that is more than capable of competing for the title.
“They want to see us doing that just as much as we want to be doing it. We understand their frustration but we share the same frustrations as them. The only difference is that, as players, we have the direct opportunity to change things and make things happen. I think that, with the fans helping us by getting behind us, it will definitely help us do that.”