Despite a string of impressive performances, marked with some szczensational saves, Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has said the men in front of him are responsible for the team’s defensive improvement this season.
The big Pole has now kept 5 clean sheets in his last 6 games and is the in form keeper in the league, but he says playing week in, week out behind the same defence is a big help to him.
Suggesting that one of Laurent Koscielny or Per Mertesacker should be in the running for player of the month, Szczesny continued about the back four as a unit, “We have conceded one goal in November. We have been great and playing behind them is a pleasure for me.
“I have been working hard myself but the defence have helped me massively. It is smashing to play behind the same back four every week. You don’t know how important that is.
“Yes I am keeping clean sheets but I have not had many saves to make.”
When the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Nacho Monreal have spent most of the season on the bench, it’s a measure of how well the defence has been performing and obviously Szczesny feels the benefit of that as much as anyone.
Still, while he might be keen to play down his own part in it, his modesty shouldn’t preclude the fact he’s been pretty important himself.
81% – Wojciech Szczesny has the best saves to shots ratio in the Premier League this season (min 16 shots on target faced). Polished.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 30, 2013
Keep it up chaps.