Arsenal star: Spurs not good enough
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners are deep in a neck-and-neck finish to the season alongside Chelsea and Spurs with tensions growing as to which clubs will steal the last two remaining Champions League qualifying places up for grabs.
And with Szczesny turning his attention to the critical clash between Andre Villas-Boas’ and Rafa Benitez’s sides at Stamford Bridge this wednesday, the shot-stopper has started his own psychological game by declaring that the whites have little chance of success.
“I was convinced that Tottenham had drawn 0-0 against Southampton, I only found out after the game that they had won 1-0, but I don’t think it matters really,” said Szczesny, as reported by Metro News.
“If we win our next two games it will be enough because either Chelsea or Spurs will drop points because they play each other.
“If you look at Chelsea’s fixtures, they have Tottenham and Everton left and they won’t be easy games.
“And Tottenham do not have enough quality, so there you go.”
While some might say Arsenal have an easier run in their campaign’s conclusion, others would argue they will be tougher challenges.
The reds still have to face relegation candidates Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United – two sides fighting for their Premier League lives.
But Szczesny, who last season caused uproar after he said he “hated” London neighbours Spurs, admits his side won’t be taking anything for granted and that six points are all they are focussed on from those fixtures.
“I would settle for another two 1-0 wins in the rest of the season and a place in the top three,” the goalkeeper continued.
“Even if we have games like the QPR one, it might have been boring at times, but we couldn’t care less at this time.
“We just got the three points.
“Hopefully it will be back to the old days and hopefully we will get back to winning trophies as well.”