Arsenal ace issues rallying cry ahead of crunch fixtures

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says that the London club are excited about their upcoming run of difficult fixtures.

The Gunners will face Liverpool twice, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the next 16 days, four games that could define their season.

The quartet of opponents is only the start of an extended run of games that might test Arsene Wenger’s side after an impressive opening half of the season.

Even though Arsenal face a range of different challenges over the course of the next few weeks, Szczesny says that the team are excited about the run:

“We’re looking at it as a chance to create an even bigger gap between us and the teams behind us. We’re looking forward to it and I hope we can show people what we’re made of.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“We’ve got hard games, but every single game in the Premier League is difficult at the moment – there are no weaker teams.

“We’ve got a difficult run but we’re looking forward to it. It’s good to be around the top but right now what we care about right now is being top at the end of May. It really doesn’t matter to us now.

“I’m looking forward to the big games, every player looks forward to games against big opponents and world class players. We’re looking forward to it.”

Arsenal face a particularly stern test next weekend as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool.

Although the Reds dropped points away at West Brom last weekend, they possess one of the most feared strikeforces in English football in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

However, Szczesny says that he is not afraid of ‘SAS’:

“They have been fantastic – their goal-scoring record speaks for itself. They’re great players,

“We managed to keep a clean sheet against them at home [Arsenal won 2-0 in November] and we’ll try to do exactly the same thing away from home and hope for a result.”