Arsenal Ace – “Getting Above Tottenham Is The Main Target”

By on December 19, 2011

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has claimed he has one target for this season; to finish above Tottenham in the league.

The Gunners remained fifth after losing 1-0 to league leaders Man City on Sunday while third-placed Tottenham were able to grind out a 1-0 win against Sunderland, opening up a five point gap between the North London rivals with Spurs also having a game in hand.

However, the Polish stopper is not disheartened by the current state of affairs, and although he concedes Spurs are in good form right now, is confident Arsenal will be above their rivals by the end of the season.

“Getting above Tottenham is the main target,” said Szczesny. “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.”

England colleagues Jack Wilshere and Jermaine Defoe have also stocked the fires by agreeing terms on a bet whereby whoever finishes lower in the league come the end of the season, will pay £3000 to charity. Although Wilshere has since upped the ante to £5000. Very confident talk considering how the table currently looks.

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3 Comments

  1. DAVSPURS

    December 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    The only thing better at Arsenal is there Stadium there suspect tempo fuelled by fear during there bad form. There team are not has good has Spurs full eleven.

  2. Doobie

    December 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    The sad thing is the gooners lap this sort of rubbish up. Wilshire feels the need to tweet about spurs every other week…. Seems like a desparate attempt at endearing oneself to the fans.

    When will the arsenal fans realise that players dont love the club they play for as much as the fans do? – every other club seems to have worked that out already…

  3. Anti-Vermin

    December 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    If this promising young & inexperienced keeper puts as much effort into his game as he does into gobbing off in the media & on twitter then he might be good enough to fill Brad Freidels boots down at the Lane in a season or two!
    With everyone fit & on form at both clubs in all seriousness only Vermaelen, Wilshire & RvP would get into the current 1st eleven at WHL. Since Vieira’s penalty winner in the FA cup final 6 seasons ago Spurs have slowly but surely been reeling the Gunners in. Its job done on that score. The possibility of Spurs finishing above their arch rivals this term is strong. All good things come to an end, just ask any Liverpool fans about that one guys. You had a fantastic 16 odd years. The pendulem has swung!
    A merry Xmas to you all oh & Happy New Yids too!

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