Speaking to Arsenal.com after Arsenal's 2-1 win over Marseille, Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he is pleased with their recent form, but admits he is getting tired of conceding penalties:
"The penalties are not making me happy at the moment," he said.
"There have been too many of them and they take my clean sheets away but three points are the most important and we got them [on Wednesday]."
Since the beginning of this season, Arsenal have conceded three penalties in seven games, including a 90th minute penalty against Marseille. Substitute Jordan Ayew stepped up to convert, but it was ultimately not enough to rescue the game for l'OM.
Speaking about the Gunners' impressive recent form, the Polish stopper said:
"We've won the last six games, four of them away from home.
"We know the momentum is with us. The games are coming thick and fast because we play in every midweek game so I'm sure we can keep that going, keep the momentum going and keep getting results.
"I think it's just the desire of the whole team to defend well. We've not conceded a lot of goals away from home. We've been defending really well and then scoring goals on the counter attack so it's just consistency of our defensive performances I think.
"When you defend very well for 90 minutes, you are going to get a couple of chances to score on the counter-attack and that's what we've been doing away from home.
"It doesn't really matter for us who scores first as long as we're the ones who score more goals at the end of the game. We hope we can keep it going."
Arsenal host Stoke in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to continue their run of six straight victories.
Stoke haven't beaten Arsenal away from home since 1981, when the Potters won 1-0.
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