'It does not have to be beautiful'

Wojciech Szczesny
Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny says he will take four more performances like the one against West Ham United if it means Arsenal end the season with a top-four finish.

The Gunners came from behind to beat the Hammers on Tuesday and the win helped them keep the pressure on Everton with four games remaining.

Arsenal's title hopes slipped away after a disappointing run of form over the past month and Szczesny believes it was important to re-focus.

"It is important for us to fight for the new challenge, which is the top four now"

"I will take four or five more games like that until the end of the season," Szczesny said. "As long as we get three points, it does not have to be beautiful.

"Every game is like a cup final for us now and we know we have to get the result every time and wait for Everton to drop points. In the Premier League we had not won in four games so it was important to get back to winning ways.

"Before the four disappointing results we had recently, we were still in the title race. So it has slipped away from us but it is important for us to fight for the new challenge, which is the top four now. We are confident we are going to do the job."

Arsene Wenger fielded his oldest side for 10 years against the Hammers on Tuesday and Szczesny thinks experienced players like Kim Kallstrom can help push Arsenal over the line.

"Kim played 90 minutes and he is a very experienced player," said Szczesny. "Especially when we under pressure in the second half, he did really well. Hopefully the experience of fighting and having good run-ins over the last couple of seasons can help us get through again."

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