Szczesny - We owed fans that performance

Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny says the players owed the fans a performance and delivered it with a battling 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

David Silva had given City an early advantage at Emirates Stadium but Arsenal fought back in the second half and got a deserved equaliser through Mathieu Flamini.

The result ended a difficult week for the club and Szczesny thinks the team can build momentum from Saturday's display.

"We didn't get a win but it was a half-positive result and now we can kick on from that"

Wojciech Szczesny

"We owe it to the manager, the fans and everyone at the club," said Szczesny. "Ourselves as well because you want to do yourselves proud as well. We lost 6-0 and that's embarrassing for players who represent this club.

"We've not had a great time in the last couple of games but it's all about responding well and that's what we did. Of course it was difficult times but we knew if we stuck together and carried on working properly then a result would come.

"Hopefully, from now we can start getting wins. We didn't get a win but it was a half-positive result and now we can kick on from that.

"We've still got a lot to play for. The FA Cup, we're in a decent position - not as good a position as we'd like - in the league but we've got it all to play for so we'll be on our toes and at our very best to go on and win all the games.

"You have seen this season that we can step up. We've been very unlucky with injuries. I think if you look at the players that have been out, it's probably five or six players who are guaranteed in the starting line-up. We've been really unlucky."

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