By Chris Harris
Wojciech Szczesny thinks it's too soon to say that Arsenal have turned the corner.
It's been a productive week for Arsène Wenger's side thanks to an emphatic north London derby win over Tottenham and a 2-0 victory over Montpellier that secured a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Arsenal had gone three games without a win prior to the visit of Spurs but Szczesny is not getting carried away by back-to-back wins with tough trips to Aston Villa and Everton on the horizon.
"We have only had a couple of good results," he said. "We want to get a longer run of good results and good performances and then we can start talking about the real Arsenal.
"At the moment we’ve got the momentum we just want to keep it going now. We want to show in our performances how good we are.
"You have your ups and downs and we had a tough couple of weeks recently. But we came back stronger than ever against Tottenham on Saturday. We want to enjoy that moment for as long as we can. It’s normal that we have ups and downs."
Arsenal have reached the last 16 of the Champions League for the 13th consecutive season but Szczesny is not surprised that Wenger's team has flourished while Manchester City and Chelsea have struggled.
"I would have thought we would have done well!" he said. "Arsenal have qualified for the last 16 every year for the last few years.
"I don’t think us qualifying is a surprise. I think Chelsea and City not doing as well is a massive surprise but at the moment we’re just enjoying getting through."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 22 Nov 2012