Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that the performance against Liverpool earlier on in the season doesn’t matter now as they prepare to face them at Anfield tomorrow lunch-time.
A brilliant performance from Arsene Wenger’s men saw them see of Brendan Rodgers and co. thaks to goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, but Szczesny knows tomorrow’s game will be a completely different ocassion.
So far this season, Arsenal are the only side to stop Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge from scoring when they are both playing and Szczesny admits that they must meet their high standards from earlier on in the season in order to pick up three points again.
“It [the win at Emirates] won’t matter too much if we don’t keep them out again, so all I care about is not the game we played three or four months ago, I’m focused on keeping them out again,” Szczesny told Arsenal Player.
“Our defensive record recently has been very impressive. I think not only the back four but the whole team has been defending really, really well, so we’re confident that we can do it again at such a difficult venue. Then we’ll enjoy that double against them even more.
“I think we are on a very good run so we’re confident. We know that that it’s going to be a very tough game because Anfield is one of the toughest venues in the country but, having said that, we’re looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a cracking game.”
On a personal note, Szczesny loves returning to Anfield, especially after he put in a superb performance there last season, including a double save from a Dirk Kuyt penalty.
“I’ve always said Anfield is the one away ground in England I enjoy the most,” said the goalkeeper. “I’ve played there for the first team… I’ve also played for the reserves and for the youth team about three or four times and I loved it.
“I’ve always had good games and at the ground the fans are incredible. I remember when I played two years ago when we beat them 2-1, I actually managed to get myself an ovation from The Kop, which was one of the nicest things that I’ve ever experienced in football.
“I’m looking forward to it and I hope I can put in a good performance again and enjoy the atmosphere.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles