Despite the loss to fierce rivals Chelsea, Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny is confident that Arsenal will build up momentum once they return to action after the international break. The Pole is Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper, and has been a fixture for Arsenal in the Premier League. However, he has not really found his form from last season, and the Arsenal defence as a whole have struggled to keep clean sheets.
The Gunners’ weak start to the season sees them in eighth place after seven games, with only two victories. Though dominating possession easily, we have lacked creativity in the final third and are very vulnerable to counterattacks. While Szczesny was disappointed with the result against the Blues, he is convinced there will be an upturn in form over the coming months.
I thought it was a very even game. But Chelsea have an ability to keep clean sheets at home and I thought they were very good, they took their chances with two brilliant moments.
One, the brilliant run from Hazard that led to the penalty. On the second goal, the ball from Cesc and the finish. Sometimes you’ve got to take your hat off to the brilliance of the opposition.
We’ve had a tough run so far. But I’d like to think that our start has been solid, not as good as we expected from ourselves but I believe that, after the international break, we can push on and get more points.
You can’t say we’ve played badly against Chelsea, it’s just that we’ve come up against a very strong side, probably the favourites to win the Premier League at this point.
While it is true that Chelsea are on a hot streak of form, Arsenal seriously need to step it up a notch after the international break if we are to seriously challenge for the Premier League title. Even a top four berth is not a guarantee this term, with at least six quality teams ready to compete.
What do you think? Can Arsenal secure a top four berth?