Arsenal goalkeeper wants confidence in play

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes the players need to start playing with more confidence in themselves and will have to portray that come Wednesday night when they travel to Turkey to face Fenerbache in a Champions League qualifier.

Despite having a positive pre-season, The Gunners started their Premier League campaign with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa and as well as the defeat, they suffered numerous injuries to first-team players which has left Arsene Wenger with a heavily depleted squad.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Szczesny believes the quality is there within the team, but admits the players need to start feeling confident when on the pitch.

“It is not an easy draw – it is never easy to go to Turkey in front of a very enthusiastic crowd,” he told Arsenal Player.

“It will be very tough but we are a confident team and if you want to play in the Champions league we should be going to Fenerbahce and getting a win.

“I wouldn’t say the atmosphere affects the players but you enjoy it that bit more when the crowd is buzzing and it is so intense. I love it. You try a little bit harder when the fans are on top of you.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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