Szczesny targeting a top four finish.
Wojciech Szczesny says it would be a ‘disaster’ if Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, reports Arseblog.
The Gunners currently sit fifth in the Premier League, four points behind of their out-of-sorts rivals Tottenham but with a game in hand.
The club have already been dumped out of both domestic cup competitions by Football League opposition and exited the Champions League on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw with Bayern Munich.
Szczesny has been a casualty of the club’s poor form and the 22-year-old has been dropped to the bench in favour of fellow Pole Lukasz Fabianski for the last two games.
But the stopper was forthright in admitting that it would be a ‘disaster’ if the club do not finish in the top four and says the club are experiencing their most difficult period since he joined.
“It is halfway through March and we’ve lost everything,” he said. “There are still 10 matches left to save the club against the humiliation of all times. It would be disaster not to be in the top four and without Champions League next year.
“We have the ten most important games in our careers. We are going through the most difficult time since I came here.”
Despite facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium, the Poland international insisted he was happy in north London. When asked if he could see himself playing for another club, he said: “Theoretically yes, but mentally absolutely not. I am too happy to go somewhere else. I believe the Arsenal will start to win again.
“I believe in the philosophy of the club. I have a debt to pay here for the club, I owe them. I just do not want to go anywhere else. As long as they want me here the is no ‘somewhere else’, and I have a contract until June 2015.”