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Arsenal players become internet sensations with “selfie” after 1-0 win Spurs

3/18/14 in Soccer   |   SamuelWhale   |   589 respect

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny became an instant hit on social media on Sunday. The Polish shot-stopper posted a “selfie” picture of himself along with his teammates after his side picked up a dogged 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby at White Hart Lane.
The in-form goalkeeper celebrated the hard fought win with snap of himself along with teammates Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski. The picture also had a massive number of Arsenal supporters celebrating in the stands behind the Arsenal players.
The picture was posted on Podolski’s Instagram account and it immediately grabbed a lot of attention. After the game Szczesny revealed that he was happy for the win so he wanted to celebrate the victory with style.
“I asked Paul Johnson [Gunners equipment manager] to bring my phone on to the pitch after the game and grabbed a selfie with the Arsenal fans, which was brilliant,” Szczesny told Arsenal’s official website.
“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.”
Szczesny reaped the bounty of his superb performance at the end of the game. The Poland international made a couple of crucial saves in the game to keep his clean sheet intact and help Arsenal acquire crucial three points on the road.
Arsenal needed to pick up an advantage over Chelsea after their defeat to Stoke City last week. Chelsea allowed the Gunners to stay in contention for the Premier League title following a surprise 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.
Free flowing football and fluency in the midfield has often been the key to Arsenal’s victory, but Szczesny insists that’s its more than that. Szczesny believes Arsenal’s defense, one of the best in the league, has been the cornerstone behind Arsenal’s recent success.
“It has been that way away from home sometimes. We concentrated on defending,” Szczesny added. “We were fantastic defensively. We scored early so they were always going to dominate the possession.”
Szczesny hailed Arsenal’s three center backs Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen. Szczesny further added that Arsenal needed to keep pace by picking up three points for the remaining part of the season in order to remain in hunt for the Premier League title. 
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