Szczesny: We've matured

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is confident the Gunners can end their lengthy wait for a trophy in the FA Cup this season.

Last Updated: 12/04/14 at 17:29 Post Comment

Wojciech Szczesny says Saturday's Cup semi-final is a huge game for Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny says Saturday's Cup semi-final is a huge game for Arsenal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Gunners have not claimed any silverware for nine years but are currently favourites for FA Cup glory, ahead of Saturday's Wembley semi-final against holders Wigan.

However, Arsenal came unstuck on a 2011 Wembley trip when fancied to beat Birmingham in the League Cup final, losing 2-1 after a late defensive mix-up involving Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny.

But Szczesny told Arsenal Player: "We had a bad experience recently at Wembley in the League Cup final.

"But we've matured a lot and we've got a lot more experienced players. I think that the likes of Jack (Wilshere) and Aaron Ramsey and myself were only 18 or 19 at the time.

"We're three years older now, we've got three years of experience under our belts, and we're more prepared for it.

"It's huge. We know that we're in a very strong position to win the FA Cup this year, and we're two games away from doing so.

"We're at Wembley, so we know how important it is for the fans and all the players.

"I hope it's going to be a very positive day for the club."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Gareth Bale says he takes criticism of his form with a pinch of salt

Gareth Bale insists he has nothing to prove to anybody after playing a starring role in a vital victory for Wales.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company