Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Arsenal’s FA Cup quarter-final win at Old Trafford has given the team cause for optimism ahead of Sunday’s return visit.
The Gunners could become only the fourth team in history to beat Manchester United twice at home in the same season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain expects another stern examination but says the squad are upbeat about their chances this weekend.
"It will be a tough game but we can take positives from our last trip there in the FA Cup"
“You can definitely take confidence from any win at Old Trafford,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s a hard place to go and win, especially against a good Manchester United side.
“It will be a tough game but we can take positives from our last trip there in the FA Cup and the win that we managed to come away with.
“That was in a high-pressured environment, as we had to win that to get through to the next round of the cup. To do it at Old Trafford is a big achievement.
“We go into every game trying to win and it hadn’t gone that way for us [in the past], but in the two Manchester fixtures this season we’ve done well and come away with two wins.
“It’s other people that will analyse it and say that we’ve stepped over a [psychological] hurdle. We just go into it and focus, as we do with every game, on coming away with the win.”
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