Wojciech Szczesny confident of Champions League joy for Arsenal

Arsenal keeper Szczesny confident of Champions League joy for Wenger

Wojciech Szczesny is convinced Arsene Wenger's experience will guarantee Champions League football for Arsenal next season.

The Gunners are four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table but goalkeeper Szczesny is not worried about failing to qualify for club football's glamour tournament.

He said: 'We have a manager who has been in the game for so many years. I am sure he knows what is right for us and that we will get the results back and we will finish in the top four.

No fear: Wojciech Szczesny expects to be in the Champions League next season

No fear: Wojciech Szczesny expects to be in the Champions League next season

'I've said plenty of times before that Arsenal deserve to be not only in the top four but challenging for trophies every season.

'Things are not going according to plan after losing at Swansea, but we have to pick ourselves up, start getting the results we need and then make sure that we finish at least in a top-four position.

'It is exactly right to say that our manager is the only one who can match Sir Alex Ferguson for experience – and funnily enough we are just about to play Manchester United.

'As I said, the manager knows what is right for us and he will guide us in the right direction and I am sure we will pick ourselves up.

Hammered: Arsenal lost 8-2 at Manchester United earlier this season

Hammered: Arsenal lost 8-2 at Manchester United earlier this season

'As for United, well I don't really pay attention to the other teams in the Premier League, we are playing them now and I just want to get three points.'

Arsenal are 12 points behind a United team who put eight goals past Szczesny at Old Trafford earlier in the season but the Polish stopper sees Sunday's game at the Emirates as a chance to erase those memories.

He said: 'We all trust in each other, and believe in what the manager does. We know that sooner or later we will get the results.

'We also believe in the way that we play and that is important in the second half of the season.

Been here before: Manager Arsene Wenger will steer Arsenal into the top four by the end of the Premier League season, according to keeper Szczesny

Been here before: Manager Arsene Wenger will steer Arsenal into the top four by the end of the Premier League season, according to keeper Szczesny

'I think Thierry Henry's arrival can only help us as well. You can tell in the dressing room before the game, and after, he is always the first to say something. He gives advice to the younger players and he is definitely a born winner.

'For me, he is making sure I am sharp in training because his finishing is still at the very top.

'He's the best you can face one on one, he can curl it into the far post like nobody.'