Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that the current Arsenal squad is the strongest since he moved to the club.

The Ox, as heai??i??s nicknamed by the fans, said that the team was never stronger than it is now.

ai???Last year we won the FA Cup, and thatai??i??s a step forward,ai??? Chamberlain told Sport Magazine.

ai???Weai??i??d like to be higher up the league, but thatai??i??s something we will get better at ai??i?? and the rest of the season is a good place to start.

ai???Itai??i??s going to be a tough uphill climb ai??i?? thereai??i??s no hiding from the fact that Chelsea have a good lead on us and a few others. But I think we have the best squad of players since Iai??i??ve been at the club.ai???

Oxlade-Chamberlain also talked about how he has improved over the 4 years that he has been at Arsenal.

ai???Iai??i??ve moved forward, thereai??i??s no doubt about that,ai??? he continued.

ai???Iai??i??ve learned a lot and Iai??i??ve grown physically. I think Iai??i??m a different athlete. Obviously I was only 17 years old when I first joined, and Iai??i??m 21 now. So, in that sense, Iai??i??ve matured.

ai???I think I still am [fearless on the ball],ai??? he added. ai???But it does depend on the situation of the game. As you get older, you do learn more about the right times to run with the ball and show your fearlessness. Itai??i??s about picking the right moments.ai???

Oxlade-Chamberlain was also full of praise for Alexis Sanchezai??i??s work rate and the influence he has had on the team and on Arsenal since his arrival.

ai???Obviously Sanchezai??i??sAi??goals speak forAi??themselves. But his work rate on and offAi??the pitch ai??i?? weai??i??ve learned a lot from that asAi??a group. It has a knock-on effect, and it bringsAi??the best out of you.

ai???Heai??i??s a really good guy. If he could speakAi??fluent English or if I could speak fluentAi??Spanish, Iai??i??m sure weai??i??d get on like an absoluteAi??house on fire. But we do alright as it is. ThereAi??is a language barrier. But heai??i??s such a good guyAi??and so expressive, and he doesnai??i??t mind givingAi??it a go, so you almost get his character.

ai???Heai??i??sAi??similar to Santi Cazorla in that way. WhenAi??Santi first came he was really happy, smiley.Ai??He wanted to get involved and he wasnai??i??t shyAi??to try and speak English, and you really doAi??appreciate that.ai???

Arsenal fans would be hoping Oxlade-Chamberlain takes inspirations from them and performs at the same level, if not higher.

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