The big London Derby between the capital’s two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a “really top team” while Szczesny has named Chelsea as one of the best sides in Europe, and Diego Costa as one of the world’s best strikers. Szczesny said on Arsenal.com: “Costa is incredible,”
“His partnership with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard has been incredible and, at the moment, he’s looking as dangerous as any striker in the world.
“We’ve got huge respect for him and we know how dangerous he is. I think he’s scored in most games so it’ll be a tough test.
“At the moment Chelsea are as good as you will get in Europe. They score goals and they’ve always defended very well so it’ll be a very tough test but it’s one that we’re looking forward to.
“Hopefully we can leave last season’s result behind us and show that we can get the result against them.”
Chelsea’s keeper returned the compliment and is looking forward to his first London derby with the Blues. Courtois was quoted as saying: “There are a lot of teams in London and all these games are important as you can prove you are the best team in London, and that is always nice for the supporters to be able to say that, so we will do our best to win these games.
“Of course derbies are always special, Arsenal are a really top team and when you are a small boy you dream to play these games. If you play in them you can enjoy them a lot and hopefully we have a lovely Sunday afternoon.”
Err hopefully Arsenal fans will have a lovely Sunday afternoon, and Szczesny will stop Costa from adding to his impressive goal tally….