By Giuseppe Muro
Wojciech Szczesny believes Arsenal can win every game from now until the end of the season and beat Manchester United to the Premier League title.
The young goalkeeper, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, guessed correctly but couldn’t keep out Dirk Kuyt’s injury-time penalty on Sunday, as Arsenal missed the opportunity to keep pressure on the league leaders with their game in hand.
The 1-1 draw leaves Arsène Wenger’s side six points behind Manchester United with six games remaining. But, perhaps crucially, Arsenal host a top-of-the-table clash on May 1 with Alex Ferguson’s side also facing Chelsea during their run-in.
When asked whether Arsenal can recover from their latest setback, a defiant Szczesny replied: “Of course, we believe we can do it.
“They will drop points and we believe we are good enough to win every game from now until the end of the season.
“We go into everything to finish first. We are Arsenal Football Club, we don't want to finish second and we definitely don't want to finish third. We just think about winning.
“It's a huge disappointment because with a minute to go we scored what we thought was a winning goal. It's still possible for us to win the title but it's a big disappointment because we have to say we dropped two points.”
That disappointment must quickly be forgotten with a mouthwatering trip to near neighbours Tottenham next up on Wednesday. Szczesny feels a fixture with the magnitude of the North London derby is perfect to help Arsenal to respond to recent frustrations.
“It is a very good game for us to come back from a big disappointment,” he said. “We owe it to the fans as well because they are obviously very disappointed about what happened.
“We owe the fans a result at White Hart Lane. I'm going to absolutely love [the atmosphere]. I love when the crowd is really loud and the game is very tense so I'm going to enjoy it.”Copyright 2016 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