By Joe Brewin

Wojciech Szczesny has complete faith in the Arsenal team to deliver despite their disappointing start to the season.

The Gunners suffered a narrow defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday despite controlling large periods of the local derby.

After the match Szczesny was asked whether Spurs’ five-point advantage over Arsenal in the Premier League showed that the balance of power had shifted in north London. The Polish goalkeeper insists it is too early to draw conclusions.

“You can't make such a statement after a couple of months and our poor start to the season,” said Szczesny. “Spurs are a great club, they showed that they can play really good football, but are they really better than Arsenal? I don't think so.

“I am an Arsenal fan and I totally believe in this Club.

“I think we should just focus on winning every single game now,” he added. “We have to take it game by game, make sure we stick together and improve our performances.

“Then we just want to give ourselves the best chance of finishing high in the table in the top four and possibly compete for the Championship.”

Szczesny was despondent after Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane but he is confident that Arsenal’s fortunes will eventually turn.

“Of course we are behind the race because we have lost four games and the likes of Manchester City and United have lost none,” he said.

“We are behind but I believe every team in the league will have a period where they are poor. We have had a poor start but I believe we can kick on after the international break.

“I hope to get to that level as soon as possible because the Club deserves better. The fans were fantastic and they deserve better than what they saw. I hope we can improve as soon as possible.”

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4 Oct 2011