By Rob Kelly
Wojciech Szczesny expects Swansea to provide Arsenal with a major challenge at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Michael Laudrup’s side have won a host of admirers for their performances so far this season, and lie just one point and one place behind the Gunners.
Szczesny has been impressed with the Welsh club, and says Arsène Wenger's side will have to be at their best to beat them on Saturday.
“I think they're a quality team, so it will be a very tough game and a very important game,” he told Arsenal Player.
“They have changed their style a little bit, they don't keep possession for ages, they are a little bit more direct. But they still try to play very good football and as a football fan, I appreciate that: I like watching them.
“Going forward they score a lot of goals, but hopefully they won't on Saturday. I have been watching them and they have impressed me. But we are very confident, we should be winning these kind of games at home.”
The last time the two sides met, Swansea ran out 3-2 winners but Szczesny expects a much-improved performance from Arsenal on Saturday.
“It was a very weird game last year - the goals we conceded were really weird,” he said. “Although we conceded three goals, they did not dominate possession that much - they still played well but we deserved at least a point.
“I hope we will play them like we did at home last season [when Arsenal won 1-0]. We kept a clean sheet, they didn't really have a goalscoring opportunity and we managed a very solid performance. That is what we are looking for on Saturday.”
Watch the full interview with Wojciech on Arsenal Player now.