By Joe Brewin
Wojciech Szczesny admits it is fruitless trying to communicate at White Hart Lane - because nobody can hear him anyway.
Szczesny will line up between the posts once more in Sunday’s North London derby as his side look to register consecutive Premier League victories.
The Pole is a vocal goalkeeper and likes to get his message across but he concedes that his efforts may be wasted.
“Unfortunately at White Hart Lane you don't even have to bother shouting because nobody's going to hear you there,” Szczesny said. “I think I am going to keep quiet!
“I am going to do the same thing but I do realise my defenders might struggle to hear me this time.
“With new players coming in you have to give them confidence playing behind them so hopefully I can give them as much advice as I can.
“My throat does hurt sometimes afterwards but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make.”
This will be the young keeper’s second derby appearance, following his first taste in last season’s 3-3 draw at White Hart Lane. Szczesny can’t wait for it to begin.
“It is very different,” he said. “We are not going to approach the game in a different way but you do feel the tension and the atmosphere. It is more exciting and I am looking forward to playing there.
“The bigger the stage the more I enjoy it. I am really looking forward to playing a game in this atmosphere.
“It is a game you always look forward to playing in,” he added. “You train every game to play in those kinds of games.
“There are a few players who have never played at White Hart Lane and it will be a new experience for them. I am sure everyone will be at their very best.”Copyright 2013 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 1 Oct 2011