Arsenal midfielder Alex Olxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that the lack of trophy success at the Emirates is starting to affect the players, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners are closing in on the nine year anniversary of when they last won a trophy back in May 2005 and the current crop are feeling the pressure.

Arsenal travel to Tottenham today in a huge North London derby, but it seems both clubs will have to settle for fourth place at best again this season.

The Ox is set for a big few months with the World Cup taking centre stage this summer, however going into that without a trophy is going to be another blow for the Gunners and their fans.

“It definitely affects the players,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

“When you talk to people – like Theo Walcott, who has been here for eight years, and the other boys who have been here a long time – they have definitely seen opportunities which they look back on and think, ‘We could have done better as a club to get results and win trophies.’

“You can’t hide from the fact that all we want to do is win things and being at a club like Arsenal means we should do exactly that. So yes, the lack of silverware is definitely a talking point.”

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