Arsenal 2 Liverpool 1: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain welcomes 'confidence boost' ahead of Bayern Munich match

The Gunners host the German champions in the Champions League on Wednesday

Click to follow
The Independent Football

Arsenal goalscorer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has welcomed the “confidence boost” that victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup will have given the side before Wednesday's game against Bayern Munich.

Much has been made about a deadly run of fixtures for the Gunners that involves games against Liverpool and the German champions.

They couldn't have got off to a worse start when they were beaten 5-1 at Anfield in the Premier League.

But victory today in the FA Cup, in which Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring, is a result that the England international hopes will put his team in the right frame of mind.

"We have got a massive game (against Bayern Munich) on Wednesday and this win is a confidence boost," he said.

Speaking about the importance of getting revenge over Liverpool, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "Especially after the result away, we knew we had to turn it around and put in a display.

"My goal got us off to a good start. We did well to keep it together and hold on."

Luis Suarez should arguably have been awarded a second penalty for a challenge by Oxlade-Chamberlain with the score at 2-1, a decision which referee Howard Webb waved away.

"There are penalty shouts in most games," said Oxlade-Chamberlain. "You just have to worry about the ones that are given and thankfully that one didn't."