Szczesny: we have to do better for the fans


Echoing the thoughts of Mikel Arteta, who claimed that Arsenal fans were tight to criticise the team for recent performances and results, Wojciech Szczesny says Gooners deserve better than what the team has been dishing up lately.

Speaking about the Swansea game, the Polish stopper said, “The stadium was empty when the game finished and I don’t blame them. We must stick together and work harder because it was not good enough.

“Our fans do not deserve to see us 10th in the table, but it is our responsibility to put things right and make sure we get back to where we belong. I am definitely surprised by our position in the league, because when you have the quality of our players, we should be fighting for trophies and we do have one of the best teams in the Premier League.”

None of which we can really argue with and the debate as to why it’s happening has been done to death. Szczesny himself is pleased to be back in the team and playing again after a difficult period recovering from, and even playing with, injury.

“I found it hard to adjust playing with little injuries and knocks,” he said, “especially in the last couple of months of last season.

“But I am pretty much sharper and fitter now, looking forward to getting back to my best and leaving those difficult times behind.

“I am feeling really sharp in every game, and the manager is sticking with me, which is really good, so I just want to get back to my best as quick as I can because I have not been at my best for the last few months.”

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