Wojciech Szczesny: Arsenal defended well on the whole
The Arsenal goalkeeper claims that his side defended well against Swansea - apart from a crucial five-minute spell
Wojciech Szczesny has claimed that Arsenal were made to pay for a poor five-minute spell against Swansea City on Sunday.
The Gunners took the lead through Alexis Sanchez at the Liberty Stadium but goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson Bafetimbi Gomis sealed a 2-1 win for the Swans.
Many questions have been raised about Arsenal’s defending this season, but the shot-stopper felt that the north Londoners were mainly “solid” at the back in South Wales.
“For the majority of the game we looked solid at the back and we looked dangerous,” Szczesny told Arsenal Player.
“We had a poor five-minute spell and at this level it costs you.
“Until they scored their first we were good. Then after they scored the second goal we looked dangerous again, so it was the five minutes that cost us the game.
“It’s something that we need to focus on because it’s been two games where short spells lacking discipline and focus have cost us.
“It could’ve gone either way but it didn’t. You can’t just hope that the next one will be different and we’ll get a bit of luck – we need to focus for 90 minutes and do our jobs properly offensively and defensively. Then things will change.”