Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feels Arsenal’s late win over Burnley will be one of the club’s biggest wins of the season after a stoppage time goal from Laurent Koscielny secured a 1-0 win.
The Gunners looked set to be frustrated at Turf Moor until the France international popped up to bundle home Theo Walcott’s flick on in the 92nd minute and spark wild celebrations at the final whistle.
Oxlade-Chamberlin was also involved in the goal, going for the ball with Koscielny who prodded it home, with the ball hitting his arm on the way in, to add an element of controversy to the goal.
However, the 23-year-old says it does not matter who scored for the Gunners, but highlighted the importance of the victory on the weekend manager Arsene Wenger celebrated 20 years in charge of the north Londonders.
“I think it has hit both of us at some point, but it doesn’t really matter, we’ve managed to squeeze it in at the end and that’s one of the biggest wins we’ll have this season,” he told Sky Sports.
“The longer that games goes on, and they kept it 0-0, the tougher it got. We always try, no matter what, to try the same way. At the end we went a little bit more direct, and it paid off with the cross at the end.
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“Credit to them, they played excellently and defended well.”
Sunday’s victory makes it five straight wins in a row for the Gunners in all competitions and means they head into the international break in good shape. Wenger’s men are just two points off leaders Manchester City, who were beaten at Tottenham on Sunday, and have a relatively kind fixture list with Swansea, Middlesbrough and Sunderland the Premier League opposition in October.