Szczesny: Arsenal defenders ‘trust’ me

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes Arsenal have improved defensively as a team.


The Polish international has stated how team effort is behind the Emirates Stadium outfit going eight games unbeaten.


The 21-year-old was speaking ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side’s crucial UEFA Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.


He said: “I can feel the improvement in defence. I think it has been the defensive work from the whole team; starting with the strikers, midfielders, defenders and myself.”


Arsenal have a good defensive record in the competition, conceding just two goals in four games – something Szczesny feels is giving the squad more belief.


"I think we have done very well defensively. We got two clean sheets in the last two games against Marseille which is a fantastic achievement because they are a quality side.


“That gives us a lot of confidence going into the game on Wednesday and hopefully we can just keep another clean sheet,” he added.

"We work together on the training ground and it seems to be working during the games," he added. "We are much more confident, we concede less goals and I hope we can keep it going."


The Gunners conceded 17 goals in their first nine games this season, but have turned their defensive fortunes around by conceding just ten goals in the last 11 games.


Arsenal’s number one believes this is down to communication as much as anything else, and thinks his vocal nature is helping form a better relationship with his defenders.


"Being vocal is my job, my job as a keeper is to talk to my defenders," he said.


"I feel like they trust in me, and when I say something they listen. I am just doing my job.”

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