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Wojciech Szczesny obsessed with clean sheets

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny thinks that his side should be proud of their recent performances against Fenerbahce and Fulham, but admits they need to improve defensively as he strives to keep more clean sheets.

The Gunners shipped three in an opening-day defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates but have responded positively, recording successive victories over Fenerbahce either side of a 3-1 win at Fulham last weekend.

Szczesny admitted that he is desperate to earn a first clean sheet in the league quickly after keeping Fenerbahce out last night, with the Polish stopper striving for a repeat performance in this Sunday's north London derby at the Emirates.

He told the club's official website: "It's been a good week for us. It was tough last week against Villa but we've turned it around. We're very confident. We proved a point a little bit to people and hopefully we can keep it going.

"I'm very happy. It makes my job much easier when the defenders play like that. Hopefully we can get a few more clean sheets in the Premier League because we've not kept one yet. It's a little bit of an obsession for me so hopefully we can improve on that. I don't like to concede. The one against Fulham does my head in.

"I'm doing alright. We managed to keep a clean sheet twice out of the last three games. Hopefully we can still improve but I'm kind of satisfied. We just want to give the fans something to cheer about and make sure we get three points [against Spurs]. We know how important this game is."

Arsene Wenger's defensive options should be boosted by the return of Laurent Koscielny to the starting XI this weekend, but Lukas Podolski will be out after suffering a hamstring strain against Fenerbahce.

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