Wojciech Szczesny has revealed the story of his "selfie" after the north London derby on Sunday.

After victory was secured at White Hart Lane, the Arsenal keeper was given his phone and snapped a picture of himself, Lukas Podolski and Kieran Gibbs smiling in front of a raucous visiting section.

It was hugely popular among Arsenal fans in the stadium and online. According to the Pole, it was all about paying back their support.

It was very pleasing to get a win at White Hart Lane after quite a few years

Wojciech Szczesny

"I asked Paul Johnson [our equipment manager] to bring my phone on to the pitch after the game and grabbed a selfie with the Arsenal fans, which was brilliant," Szczesny told Arsenal Player.

"They were fantastic all afternoon. They sang their hearts out and I am sure they enjoyed themselves. It was fantastic for us too and we wanted to give something back to them.”

As for the game itself, Szczesny accepts Arsenal were under pressure for long periods but he paid testament to the defence that protected him.

"It has been that way away from home sometimes,” he said. "We concentrated on defending.

"They did not create any chances and the only one they did have [from Nacer Chadli] I pretty much gifted them.

"We were fantastic defensively. We scored early so they were always going to dominate the possession. But the two centre backs were outstanding then Thomas Vermaelen came on and we played with three centre back. He did well as well.

"Overall it was a huge win for us. We knew that Chelsea had dropped points against Villa and we have to take advantage of that. It was very pleasing to get a win at White Hart Lane after quite a few years."

THAT selfie
THAT selfie

Copyright 2014 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 Richard Clarke 17 Mar 2014