Arsenal will finish in the top four this season – Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is sure the Gunners will finish in the top four, despite falling four points behind Chelsea

Wojciech Szczesny
Wojciech Szczesny has kept seven clean sheets in 20 league games this term Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny remains convinced that Arsenal will secure at least a top-four finish this season, despite suffering a blow in their bid for European football next term in Sunday’s defeat at Swansea City.

The Gunners are fifth in the Premier League table, four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and 15 points below leaders Manchester City.

Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Brendan Rodgers’ side marked back-to-back top-flight losses for Arsène Wenger’s men after their late 2-1 reversal at Fulham.

But Szczesny is sure the Gunners can turn their form around, starting with victory over Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

“I am confident we will get into the top four,” Szczesny told Arsenal’s website. “We don’t deserve to be outside the top four.

“We should be challenging for trophies every year and I believe the results will pick up and we will at least finish in the top four because we have the quality in the squad to succeed.”

Arsenal have lost six and won just four of their games away from the Emirates this term, and the Polish goalkeeper admits he is at a loss to explain their stuttering from outside of north London.

“I have no idea why we can’t win away from home,” he continued. “The results speak for themselves and we have been really poor away this season. I really can’t explain it.

“We go everywhere and try to do our best but the results don’t go our way. We have talked about it and cannot come up with an answer. We need to sort it out.

“We can’t take many positives out of it [the Swansea match] because we lost the game and we are disappointed about it. Credit to Swansea – I thought they were fantastic all over the park, [but] I am very disappointed.”

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