Earlier in the week, Wenger described a “horrific psychological environment” at the club in February and March when speculation about the Frenchman’s future was at its most frenzied.
The Arsenal manager reiterated after the game that he felt that this year they had been “hurt” but “the uncertainty over my future with the players”.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain was adamant the dressing room had not been affected.
“If that’s an accurate assessment of what the manager said, well then you’d better take his word for it,” he said. “But I think as players it’s our job to deal with adversity and the manager’s future, players’ futures, and shrug them off.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists Arsenal weren't affected by uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger
But I think as players it’s our job to deal with adversity and the manager’s future, players’ futures, and shrug them off
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Arsene Wenger
“That always comes into play in football. But I’m not going to stand here as a player and say that’s been an excuse for our lack of form.
“As a team we’re all professionals and every time we go out onto the pitch we are there to win and we can’t blame any of that for our lack of form throughout the whole season.” Yet, when it finally clicked, Arsenal were able to play Chelsea off the pitch.
“Yeah, it is frustrating,” Oxlade-Chamberlain added. “When I look around that dressing room and training with the boys week-in, week-out and when we put in amazing performances then I know we are capable of that.
Arsene Wenger suggested Arsenal had been 'hurt' by the rumours surrounding his future
“Throughout the whole season it’s a big ask but it’s one that we need to be up for. The teams in the league have been as strong as I have seen them right down the division and that obviously makes it harder.
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“But performances like that one, after the semi-final, in a big game against Chelsea shows what we can do.
“It has given a bit of momentum for the club and for the fans to go into next season full of hope and I hope we can have a better year next year.”