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Arsenal keeper Szczesny throws down gauntlet to Leeds fans

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has thrown down the gauntlet to Leeds United fans ahead of their FA Cup replay.

The Pole insists he won't be intimidated by the atmosphere at Elland Road.

"I played at Elland Road with Brentford and we got a draw, and I am hoping for a better result," he said.

"It is quite a loud ground, but I enjoy the atmosphere, it gives you a bit more motivation, keeps you focused.

"When you play games with no crowd, you can sometimes lose your concentration, so I enjoy the games at big stadiums with big crowds."

That made Manchester United the ideal place for Szczesny to be handed his Barclays Premier League debut a month ago.

"It was not really hard, I treat every game the same," the 20-year-old said of his baptism of fire.

"It does not matter whether it is at Old Trafford or on loan at Brentford with only 2,000 people there."

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