On-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has said that his Gunners teammates should have won the league this season, citing a lack of consistency and focus for why they ultimately fell short.
The Polish international goalkeeper is currently on loan at Italian side AS Roma, having been shipped out from the Emirates following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea.
But Szczesny, who still hopes to return to Arsenal to fight for the number one jersey, believes that this season was the season for Arsenal to lift their first Premier League title for twelve years.
Speaking to FourFourTwo¸he said “I felt like this was the season for Arsenal to win it, but we’ve drawn too many games which we should’ve won. Losing against Swansea at home was a tough blow. There is quality within the team - we’ve had some of the best players in the league in their positions.
“Petr Cech was a great buy for Arsenal, he’s strengthened the squad. They didn't play bad football, they just lacked consistency and focus in certain moments which proved costly.”
Yet despite this season’s disappointments, the Arsenal academy product does not believe this season should be regarded as a failure.
“Let’s not forget – it’s a big club which always plays in the Champions League and finishes in the top four. They’re not a failure, far from it. And I’m pretty sure Arsenal will win the league soon.”
Szczesny, who is expected to play a key role for Poland in the Euros in June, has made 32 league appearances for the Giallorossi, and the club currently sit third, two points behind second place Napoli with two games to go.
Arsenal meanwhile are still not guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League, however they will secure a top four finish with a win against Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.