The Gunners were humiliated on their last visit to Stamford Bridge as Arsene Wenger celebrated his 1000th game in charge, but the England international is confident of revenge
Arsenal have a point to prove against Chelsea next weekend after their 6-0 humiliation last season, according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The heavy defeat in March ended any hopes Arsenal had of lifting the Premier League title as Arsene Wenger celebrated his 1000th game in charge of the club.
Arsenal head to Chelsea on the back of a 1-1 draw with Tottenham, with Oxlade-Chamberlain netting the equaliser, and the England international believes the squad can take confidence for their unbeaten start.
“We do understand what happened there last season,” he told reporters. “Maybe we have got a point to prove there, we know this year we have got to step up in the big games and get some results in them.
“We’re really looking forward to that game and I definitely think we can go there with confidence.
“I have belief in my team-mates and we believe in ourselves to be able to go to a place like Chelsea and set the tempo and hopefully take control of the game.
“There will be times in the game, I’m sure, when they have a spell because they are a top team.
“It’s two good sides, they are going to have their time, we are going to have ours. We just have to make sure that when we do have our chances we make them count.”
Ahead of Sunday’s trip Arsenal face Galatasaray in the Champions League at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.