Wojciech Szczesny says that whatever happens this season he’s determined to help the team finish above local rivals Sp*rs.
While fans often express their dislike for other teams, creatively and otherwise, it’s unusual for a player to do so quite so openly. However, the Polish stopper is coming at it from a playing and supporting point of view.
“Getting above Tottenham is the main target,” he told the London Evening Standard. “We don’t want to finish below them no matter what. That’s just my personal ambition because I am one of the fans and so it means a lot to me to finish above them. I am confident we will do so.
“They will slip up eventually. They have been in good form – you have to give it to them – but I am confident we are a better side and will finish above them. Time will tell if they can handle the pressure but they look good at the moment. Hopefully they will drop points in the second half of the season.”
Arsenal’s number 1 also believes that despite the loss against Man City yesterday, Roberto Mancini’s side will also drop points as the season progresses.
“They will drop points. They lost against Chelsea, who are a good side, and they seemed to have got their confidence back. We are confident, playing well while they are on top of the league but United are catching up. Everyone can win it still.
“I don’t think there is a big gap between the teams in terms of quality. They just got the winning goal and that was the difference. But we showed that we are just as good as the richest team and possibly, at the moment, the best team in the league so that gives us confidence we can beat everyone else.”
The Gunners will be looking to get back on track on Wednesday night against Aston Villa whilst hoping that Sp*rs and Chelsea can take points off each other just before a meteorite lands on the White Hart Lane pitch just after the final whistle on Thursday.
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