England international player sees an FA cup win for Arsenal will lead
to winning other trophies.
"Once you do get that experience of winning
the first one, you automatically build
confidence you can go and do it again. That
experience is vital," the England international
"The squad needs that, 100 per cent. I always
hear commentators talking about squads that
have been around and won things. They always
mention the experience of winning, knowing
what it takes, and they've only got that
through winning trophies.
"That is definitely something that will help this
team to go on and push forward and be
successful but it is just getting to that first
one. It is a lot easier said than done. We are in
a position where we can make that happen, in
a position where it is our responsibility to take
"Obviously this year we've got further than in
the last few years and the opportunity is
greater for us to go and win it.
"To be able to go the whole journey as a team
and win it - that's definitely massive
experience for a team like us, who are fairly
"It is definitely a springboard and a confidence
boost going on to the future."
Despite playing in the second tier of English
football, Oxlade-Chamberlain insists that
Arsenal will not take Wigan lightly, especially
after they dumped Manchester City out in the
"I watched Wigan play City and you expected
City to win but I watched the whole game and
not for one moment could you tell Wigan
weren't a Premier League team," the 20-year-
old added. "They have great players, they play
some really good stuff and they compete.
"We don't think we're massive favourites and
they're underdogs. We know it will be really
"If they can beat City, on their day they can
beat us and it is our responsibility to make
sure that does not happen by not taking
anything for granted and approaching the game
in the right manner. We know what is in store
and what they are capable of so we need to
give them the respect they deserve and do
what we need to do as a team."