Szczesny exuding positivity, every right to be so confident?

Beating Liverpool and Dortmund without conceding has left Arsenal goalkeeper in confident mood - does he have a right to be so confident?

After an outstanding few days for Arsenal, beginning with the Londoner's defeat of fellow title hopefuls Liverpool, followed by the famous away victory at Dortmund, Wojciech Szczesny is looking to Sunday's visit to Old Trafford with some anticipation.

"We are looking forward to Sunday now and we will be trying to make it a perfect week for us," said the young goalkeeper.

It's some turnaround for the Pole, who two years ago was between the posts as United scored eight times at Old Trafford. Now they head to Manchester looking to go a huge eleven points clear of the Champions.

"There is not a better time for us to go to Old Trafford," Szczesny said, "we have got two clean sheets and two results against quality opposition, one away from home at one of the toughest venues in Europe.

"It would be amazing to get nine points from these three games, when probably not a lot of people expected us to do."

The confidence of such excellent results mean that for the first time in years, Arsenal head to to Old Trafford as favourites. It is possible that if they come away with the three points, they will be many's favourites for the title.

But United themselves have shown a dramatic improvement in the league from their early season woes. Both teams have won three out of their last four games, making them the form teams in the league, and Rio Ferdinand has called on the Red Devils to banish that form as they seek to edge back into the title race.

Is Szczesny right to be so confident? Do you think a win at Old Trafford would make Arsenal odds on to become champions? 

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