Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confident of Arsenal title challenge

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that there is a real belief in the Arsenal squad that they can mount a significant title challenge this year, reports Sky Sports.

Arsenal have had an empty trophy cabinet since picking up the FA Cup eight years ago in 2005. 

The last time they won the Premier League was the 2003/04 season, when the famous Invincibles squad went unbeaten for an entire season.

This season will mark a decade since that team swept other challengers aside to romp to the title.

Since then, Arsene Wenger's team has been in a period of constant transition. Moving to the Emirates stadium, coupled with unexpected departures of key players have forced the Frenchman to rebuild his squad several times.

But, despite losing their opening game 3-1 to Aston Villa at the Emirates, the Arsenal team looks like there is something special about them - a sense compounded by the arrival of Mesut Ozil.

And Oxlade-Chamberlain has confirmed that there is a feeling that Arsenal can finally challenge for the title once again. 

He told the Daily Telegraph: "We've been contenders ever since I came to Arsenal. Or at least that's the feeling in the squad. We really think we can take the title.

"Obviously it hasn't happened in recent seasons. But in the form we showed at the end of last season, and - when I was watching from the sidelines - in the spirit we've shown at the start of this, in the derby, everyone was fighting for each other.

"That team spirit, you can't buy it. That, along with our manager and the signings, I'm full of optimism that this season can be a good one.

"We think we can win the title. Just like we believe we can win every competition we're in. If you don't believe that, then you don't deserve to be at Arsenal."

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