By Joe Brewin

The support of the Arsenal fans has helped Wojciech Szczesny shrug off conceding eight goals at Old Trafford.

The young goalkeeper was voted player of the month for August after some impressive displays between the posts for the Gunners – despite letting in ten goals along the way.

Szczesny revealed his delight at the accolade, and also showed his appreciation to the Arsenal faithful for their continued support.

“I am very happy that the fans appreciate what I did last month,” he said. “It's great to get that award.

“Does it make a difference if I let in eight goals or not? For me it doesn't. The fans are so confident in me and believe in me and I am very thankful that they voted for me.”

The Polish international kept a clean sheet on Saturday as Arsenal registered their first Premier League victory of the season against Swansea, and hailed the Arsenal defence for a strong display.

“We were pleased to get the win which was the most important thing, and me personally I am very happy with the clean sheet as well,” he added. “Our backline did well today.”

Szczesny admitted he was under no illusions of the team’s disappointing start to the campaign, but says it is all part and parcel of life in the Premier League. 

“It has been strange in a way, but that's the life of a footballer. 

“Sometimes there are ups, sometimes there are downs and you have to deal with them.”

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12 Sep 2011