Patience against Norwich City pays off for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain claims an assist as Sebastien Bassong is pulled by his shirt into the ball's

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain claims an assist as Sebastien Bassong is pulled by his shirt into the ball's path by Olivier Giroud to put the ball into his own net. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain never doubted Arsenal could claim victory from the jaws of defeat against Norwich City on Saturday despite the Gunners leaving it very late to make their comeback.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought on as a second half substitute and helped turn the tide in Arsenal's favour after Michael Turner's goal threatened to cause an upset.

Mikel Arteta's controversial penalty levelled the scores in the 85th minute before Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski ensured the Londoners' Champions League aspirations remained on track.

'We've always believed that we could get back into it,' said the England international, who claimed an assist for Giroud's close-range finish.

'We've had a few games like that where we've had to be patient. In two games we went down to 10 men, Sunderland away and obviously West Brom last week, but the boys have really pulled through and that helps in the future for games like today. You don't give up and you keep going and we showed that again.'

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