Arsenal ‘keeper Szczesny putting Premier League title thoughts on hold

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny insists the Gunners’ players are not thinking about winning the Premier League title yet, the Daily Telegraph has reported, with the Poland international claiming their focus was on the Wednesday fixture with Hull City.

Szczesny kept a clean sheet as Arsenal beat Cardiff City – at Cardiff – to move four points clear at the top of the table. The goals came from former Bluebird Aaron Ramsey and his fellow midfielder Mathieu Flamini, but Szczesny also played his part, making a spectacular save in the first-half to maintain Arsenal’s strong defensive record; no team in the division has conceded fewer goals.

Despite the club’s good form and increasingly-strong performances, Szczesny was at pains to play down their advantage. “I don’t want to talk about the title challenge,” he told the assembled Press. “I want to talk about the game on Wednesday. If we get three points against Hull City, then we’ll be in a very comfortable position for you guys to talk about the title challenge.

Szczesny continued, however, by saying: “We’re in a position that we’d like to be in for as long as possible. 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.

Arsenal have not won the title since the 2003-04 season, the last of their 13 league crowns. Arsenal’s last trophy infamously came in 2005, an FA Cup penalty shootout win over Manchester United, meaning it will be nine years since Arsene Wenger landed any silverware come the turn of the year.

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