Oxlade-Chamberlain: I thought I was leaving Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed his worst moment as an Arsenal player was the away match against Chelsea two seasons ago.

The midfielder, who is currently on his way back from a hamstring injury, picked out the 6-0 mauling in West London which effectively ended Arsenal’s title hopes that campaign as the lowest he has ever gotten as a Gunner.

Oxlade-Chamberlain played his part in the controversy from that trip to Stamford Bridge in March 2014 as his handball triggered a mistaken sending off of Kieran Gibbs by referee Andre Marriner.

The 22-year-old has faced his fair share of adversity since joining the Gunners from Southampton in 2011, but in a new interview, the English youngster highlighted Arsene Wenger’s 1000th match in charge of the club as his nightmare.


“Losing 6-0 to Chelsea [is worst memory so far]; me trying to be Petr Čech and Gibbo getting sent off in my place.” Oxlade-Chamberlain said

Indeed, after Arsenal went on to concede four more goals following that incident, Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he feared for his future at the club, expecting a backlash from the fans over what could have been considered a howler.

“I was wondering if I would ever play for Arsenal again, will the fans ever like me again. It was a pretty good save though.”

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