The war of words between Spurs and Arsenal has escalated again over the last few days and chief culprit is Wojciech Szczesny who seems more concerned about finishing above Tottenham than his club’s own position.
Here is part of what the Polish keeper had to say,
“I wouldn’t settle now for fourth place,” he said. “We’re four points behind the other North London club – I am not going to say their name – and hopefully we can challenge them.”
“Hopefully Chelsea can challenge them for a fourth spot as well. I’d be really pleased to see Tottenham in the Europa League next season.”
Words like that are always going to be inflammatory to the opposition and they’ll also help to curry favour with your fans and mask your own inadequacies as a player. Szczesny isn’t alone in this and there have been other high profile comments from either side as to who will finish higher – it’s just that these are the most dim-witted so far.
Ultimately, this season should be about finishing the season in the top four and having a real go at winning the FA Cup. Finishing above Arsenal and seeing them trophy-less again should then just be a happy bonus – shouldn’t it?