Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has dedicated Arsenal’s stunning comeback against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals to the fans.
- Ox admits league form has been disappointing
- Players wanted to give something for fans to ‘hold on to’
- Wins Man of the Match
Speaking post-match, shortly before being awarded the Man of the Match award and Danny Welbeck tried to nick his champagne, the Ox explained how the team were determined to go out there and get the win for the fans.
“I’m tired but I’m delighted, I really am,” the 23-year-old said.
“We set out today to get back to the final.
“Our league form’s not been good enough and obviously we’re disappointed with how that’s gone.
“This is something we can hold onto for the fans and it was important that we got through to the final.
“Now, we’ve given ourselves every opportunity to go on and win now.
“That’s what we wanted to do and I’m delighted for all the boys, the fans and the club.”
Arsenal’s league form has been terrible this season and with a top four finish looking out of the team’s reach, winning the FA Cup would make it slightly easier to take.