Szczesny eyes Dortmund revenge

The Gunners suffered a humiliating 8-2 thumping at Old Trafford 15

days ago with 21-year-old Szczesny between the sticks. That

thrashing meant the young keeper received stick from Dortmund trio

Lukasz Piszczek, Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski while

on duty with Poland for the recent internationals. And he is

determined to gain revenge when Arsenal travel to Germany for their

Champions League opener against the Bundesliga champions on Tuesday

night. Asked whether there had been any teasing from his

compatriots, Szczesny told The Sun: “There has been a little bit,

I’m not going to lie. “I think two of them will be playing on

Tuesday and the one who was the loudest, Jakub, will be on the

bench. “They’ve been taking the mickey out of the 8-2 defeat but

they can’t get into my head. I will be focused. I hope after the

game I will be the one who comes out on top with the banter.” The

Gunners have endured a slow start to the new campaign, taking just

four points from their opening four Premier League games. But

Szczesny remains certain the North Londoners can finish in the top

four this season and challenge for the title. He added: “I’m

confident we can achieve a top-four finish and I’m also confident

that, if we stick together and do the right things, we will be

title contenders.”