Wojciech Szczesny, an Arsenal fans favourite due to his obvious bromance with Jack Wilshere, his renowned affection for the club and for his coming-of-age as a goalkeeping talent, has revealed the story behind his famous selfie shot, taken in the aftermath of the Gunners' 1-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in what was a potential nod to Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie that went down so well on social media that it broke Twitter's servers.
"I asked [equipment manager] Paul Johnson to bring my phone on to the pitch after the game and grabbed a selfie with the Arsenal fans, which was brilliant," said the flourishing shot-stopper to Arsenal Player, before adding: "They were fantastic all afternoon. They sang their hearts out and I am sure they enjoyed themselves. It was fantastic for us too and we wanted to give something back to them.”
Arsenal's victory saw them do a double over their bitter rivals Spurs in Premier League duty and fortified their reputation as fierce competitors on away soil as it was their ninth from a possible 15.
"It has been that way away from home sometimes," noted Sczesny, 23. "We concentrated on defending… We were fantastic defensively. We scored early so they were always going to dominate the possession. But the two centre backs were outstanding then Thomas Vermaelen came on and we played with three centre backs."
The collection of maximum points ensures that Arsenal do not lose any ground in the race for this season's Premier League crown yet still have an arduous run if they are to continue to catch Chelsea who are currently four points ahead.
Arsenal are still to take on Manchester City at home and Everton away, but first challenge Jose Mourinho's Blues at Stamford Bridge.
"We knew that Chelsea had dropped points against [Aston] Villa and we have to take advantage of that. It was very pleasing to get a win at White Hart Lane after quite a few years."