Wojciech Szczesny hails Arsenal’s improved defending

Wojciech Szczesny believes the key to Arsenal's recent run of good form is largely down to an improvement in defence

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Wojciech Szczesny has started all of Arsenal's games so far this term Photo: Nike

Wojciech Szczesny believes the key to Arsenal’s recent run of good form is largely down to an improvement in the Gunners’ defending.

The north London club have won all of their last 10 away games in all competitions and have not lost since their opening-day defeat by Aston Villa at home last month.

And the Gunners shot-stopper says that Arsenal’s upturn in form is thanks to a new-found defensive stability.

“We’ve won the last six games, four of them away from home,” Szczesny told Arsenal Player after the 2-1 win at Marseille.

“We know the momentum is with us. The games are coming thick and fast because we play in every midweek game so I’m sure we can keep that going, keep the momentum going and keep getting results.

“I think it’s just the desire of the whole team to defend well. We’ve not conceded a lot of goals away from home. We’ve been defending really well and then scoring goals on the counter attack so it’s just consistency of our defensive performances I think.

“When you defend very well for 90 minutes, you are going to get a couple of chances to score on the counter-attack and that’s what we’ve been doing away from home.

“It doesn’t really matter for us who scores first as long as we’re the ones who score more goals at the end of the game. We hope we can keep it going.”

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