Poland goalkeeper is convinced the Gunners will be competing in the Champions League next season.
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has raised the stakes with fellow north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League this campaign, and with it gain entry into next season’s Uefa Champions League, by claiming that Andre Villas-Boas’s men do not have enough quality to compete in Europe’s premier club competition.
The Poland international, who has only recently won his starting place back with the Gunners, was speaking ahead of Tottenham’s crucial trip across London to take on fellow Champions League-chasing outfit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Arsenal currently lie in fourth place in the Premier League, a point behind the west Londoners in third and two points clear of fifth-in-the-table Spurs, albeit having played one match more than both their London rivals.
However, the 23-year-old shot stopper feels that if Arsene Wenger’s side manage to win their final two league fixtures of the season, at home to struggling Wigan Athletic next Tuesday and then away at relegation-threatened Newcastle United on the final day of the season, then they will definitely finish in the top four.
“If we win our next two games it will be enough because either Chelsea or Spurs will drop points when they play each other,” Szczesny is quoted as saying in the Sun.
“And Tottenham do not have enough quality, so there you go.
“I only found out much later that they had won 1-0 – but I don’t think it matters really.
“I would settle for another two 1-0 wins this season and a place in the top three.
“Even if we have more games like the QPR one we couldn’t care less at this time. We just got the three points.”