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Arsenal striker admits to negative feelings at club, wants to win the Champions League

The closest Arsenal came to winning the Champions League was in the final of 2005 when we lost to Barcelona.

ARSENAL star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists they do not fear Champions League opponents Bayern Munich – because they have their hearts set on winning the tournament.

Arsenal have crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern in two of the last four seasons.

The Gunners have never won the competition, having come closest in 2006 when they lost in the final to Barcelona.

Bayern host Arsenal in the last-16 of this season’s competition on Wednesday, with the reverse fixture penned in for March 7.

And Oxlade-Chamberlain told the press pack after yesterday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Hull that Arsenal are keen to test themselves against the Bundesliga giants.

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“If you’re going to win the Champions League you are going to have to beat Bayern Munich,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

“We have had a lot of experiences against them in the competition.

“It is a massive opportunity for us to go far in the Champions League. We know that we can change some of the negative feelings around because of what’s going on in the Premier League at the moment.”

Discussing the prospect of playing Bayern again, having also met them in the group stage of last season’s competition, Oxlade-Chamberlain added: “You are going to have to beat Bayern and the other best teams in Europe to win the competition.

“So I don’t know if you can get an easy game at this stage. You just have to take what you have got, take it in your stride and go for it.

“The positive thing is that the first game is away which can be an advantage.”

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