My tribe

Szczesny urges Arsenal to focus on FA Cup

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has called on the club to bounce back from Sunday's 3-0 Premier League defeat to Everton.

The Gunners were outclassed by Roberto Martinez's side at Goodison Park as they sit just a point ahead of the Merseyside club who are strongly challenging for a top four finish with a game in hand on the north Londoners.

Next weekend, Arsenal face Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and Szczesny is urging the team to focus on the only trophy left in the north London clubs sights.

"We've got plenty to play for still. We've got the FA Cup now, so we're going to have to switch on and focus very quickly and forget about this," he said.

"I hope we can kick on from now and start a good run.

"It's huge obviously. We know it's the only trophy we can win and it will be a massive boost for the club and the fans."

Steven Naismith and Romelu Lukaku scored in the first half for Everton before former Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta conceded an own-goal just after the hour-mark as the Gunners saw their winless run extend to four in the league.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook:

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?