Arsenal are "certain" to claim the Premier League title this season if they can maintain their current level of performance, according to Wojciech Szczesny.
Arsene Wenger's side briefly extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points with an impressive 3-0 win away at Cardiff City on Saturday, before Chelsea's defeat of Southampton on Sunday brought it back to four.
Szczesny warned against getting carried away with the current situation but admitted there was a feeling among the Gunners squad that something special could be happening - as long as they did not drop their level of performance.
Manchester City were beaten at Cardiff City, Manchester United were held to a draw, so Arsenal were expected to face a tough test on their trip to Wales. The home side had some positive moments - most notably when Frazier Campbell had a header magnificently saved by Szczesny with the score still at 1-0 - but Wenger's side were in control for the majority of the match.
“We spoke about it before the game - we knew that Man United and Man City dropped points at Cardiff and that it would send a very strong message to our rivals if we won,” he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“We’re in a position that we’d like to be in for as long as possible. But it really doesn’t matter where we are now. It matters where we are in May.
"If we carry on like we are now then I’m certain we’ll be top in May. But we have a lot of work to do, a lot of tough games to win. There’s no point in putting pressure on ourselves. We just want to enjoy every single game, that’s bringing the best out of us and I don’t think that will change."
Aaron Ramsey was the star of the show once again in the victory, scoring either side of Mathieu Flamini's first goal for the club in five years, in the return to his hometown club where he started his career.
Cardiff fans clapped the 22-year-old for not celebrating either of his two goals, taking his tally to 15 for the season, and their former star even did the famed 'Ayatollah' celebration after he rounded off the scoring late in the match.