By Chris Harris
Wojciech Szczesny thinks tired legs were to blame for Arsenal's Carling Cup deficit and he expects them to put that right tonight.
The Polish goalkeeper was beaten by Hungarian striker Tamas Priskin 12 minutes from time at Portman Road 13 days ago to leave Ipswich Town in the ascendancy ahead of the second leg at Emirates Stadium.
An away goal for the Tractor Boys this evening would leave the hosts scrambling for a place at Wembley but Szczesny is confident that Arsenal can create plenty of chances and make up for their below-par display in Suffolk.
"We are playing twice a week, every three days, so there will be some tired legs," he said. "But you can't fault us for our attitude, we always gave our best.
"Ipswich was just one of those days where nothing would go in and they did well to defend, then score on the counter-attack. We were disappointed with the result, but are confident for the second leg - we believe we can beat anybody.
"We have a team from the Championship coming to the Emirates, we fancy our chances and are confident we will go through.
"We just have to break them down and score as many goals as we can. They have a one-goal advantage which they will try to defend, but if we can score the first goal [we will have a great chance]. We are confident we can turn this around."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source