The Gunners currently lead the Premier League table by 5 points but missed the chance to open up a seven point gap last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 home draw against Everton.
The Polish international insists that the Gunners are confident in their own ability and feels this is all that matters for them.
Speaking to the Arsenal official website, he said:
If we can’t be taken seriously just yet when we’re five points on top of the league then it’s good for us.
We don’t need people to take us seriously, the longer they don’t take us seriously I think it’s better for us – we’ll take advantage of that.
The fact that we’re five points clear at the top of the table is a motivating factor, not the people who are not taking us seriously.
The 23 year old suggests that they won’t feel extra pressure against City and feels that every game is a big game. He added:
Obviously we do know about their [Man City] goal scoring record at home this season and we’ve not conceded a lot of goals. So we hope for a good defensive performance and hopefully we can get the away result like we’ve been getting over the last few months.
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Every game is a big test for us because we showed everyone that we have the quality to be at the top of the Premier League. It is a test for us to show people that we are actually consistent and we can deal with the pressure and can perform every single week.
Whether it’s against Man City away or Hull at home or Everton, it doesn’t make a difference.
It will be tough game against City tonight and Arsenal need to show a lot of belief in themselves. I don’t think the Manchester side are superior to us but it is down to the Gunners to shed their nerves and bring their best into the game, if they can do so then I believe it won’t be too hard to get a result out of this game.
The Gunners were tipped to be fighting for fourth spot by experts before the start of the 2013-14 campaign, but 15 games later they have a five point lead at the top of the table. I think that lack of expectation has helped Arsenal to some extent as it has decreased the pressure and if they can continue to do so for the rest of the season then I am sure the experts and pundits will be in for a shock at the end of the season.
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