Chamberlain – From Arsenal massacre to England call-up in just nine months

The newest Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can’t believe his meteoric rise to an England call-up just nine months after making his debut for the Gunners in the 8-2 massacre against Man United.

He said: “I couldn’t imagine going from what happened at Old Trafford, which was totally embarrassing, to going to the Euros.

“I’d come on as sub when we were only 3-1 down — so you might blame it all on me! It’s something I never want to experience again.

Wenger – I didn’t panic buy after Man Utd massacre

Back in the summer when Arsenal got off to their worst start to the season in living memory, which was compounded by their worst defeat for a century when Man Utd destroyed them 8-2, Arsene Wenger had a sudden flurry in the transfer market.

In the following days after the defeat Wenger brought in Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Yossi Benayoun and Ju Young Park to strengthen all areas of the team, but Wenger is adamant that the rush of activity had nothing to do with the result against United.

Wenger – The Man Utd 8-2 scoreline was an ‘accident’ and we can get revenge

Arsene Wenger thinks that Arsenal can bounce back from the defeats against Fulham and Swansea in the last couple of weeks and can get beat Man Utd at the Emirates this weekend.

He is hoping for revenge for the record 8-2 defeat inflicted by Man United back in August, which he believes was simply “an accident” that was due to “special circumstances”.

Wenger also admitted that he forced himself to watch a rerun of the massive defeat to see where it all went wrong. “I have seen it again because you have to face reality,” he said.