Cape Town - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Arsenal have a point to prove when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after the mauling they received there last season.
The Gunners were beaten 6-0 by the Blues back in March, with Kieran Gibbs getting wrongly sent off after Oxlade-Chamberlain had blatantly hand-balled in the box.
And the 21-year-old admits Arsenal will need to show much improvement against the top sides this time around.
"We do understand what happened there last season," Oxlade-Chamberlain was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"Maybe we have got a point to prove there, we know this year we have got to step up in the big games and get some results in them.
"We're really looking forward to that game and I definitely think we can go there with confidence. We give Chelsea the respect they deserve - but, at the same time, I have belief in my team-mates.
"We believe in ourselves to be able to go to a place like Chelsea and set the tempo and hopefully take control of the game.
"There will be times in the game, I'm sure, when they have a spell because they are a top team.
"It's two good sides, they are going to have their time, we are going to have ours. We just have to make sure that when we do have our chances we make them count."