By Joe Brewin

Criticism is like water off a duck’s back to Wojciech Szczesny.

Arsenal have had their fair share of it since the season began and their Polish goalkeeper thinks some of the treatment has been harsh.

All the same, Szczesny insists he is not affected by outsiders’ comments - good or bad.

“Whether people praise or criticise you just try to be focused and do your job as well as you can,” he said. “I don't really pay attention to any criticism.

“I do feel that maybe there has been a little bit too much but we're going to deal with that.

“I am an Arsenal fan myself and it means something special to me to beat Tottenham,” he added.

“Especially at White Hart Lane, it just gives it a bit more taste. It is a special game for the players as well.”

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