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Gunners man keep to keep his place

ARSENAL keeper Wojciech Szczesny hopes that he can keep his place in the Poland side for tomorrow's qualifier away to Georgia despite a poor run of form at club level.

Szczesny is established as first-choice keeper with the Poles but his position is under scrutiny in recent weeks, as he has leaked in five goals in his last two games for the Gunners, especially that 3-3 collapse to Anderlecht in the Champions League.

The other one of those games was a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City whose Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski - a former Gunners player - is in much better form. And ex-Celtic man Artur Boruc is aso enjoying a run of clean sheets in the Champoinship with Bournemouth, putting pressure on Szczesny.

"I am ready to play," the Giunners man said ahead of the trip to Tbilisi.

"I know that there asre rivals in the squad waiting to play and waiting for an opportunity but I will do my best when I get the opportunity."

Meanwhile, Poland captain Robert Lewandowski wants his side to build on their surprise win in Germany when they take on the Georgians tomorrow.

"The victory over Germany gave us lot of energy and self-confidence but we must prove on Friday that it was not just one good game," said the German-based star.

"Georgia will have support from their fans and if they start well, we will be in trouble. So the plan is to stop them from the start.

"We go to Georgia to get thre three points. There is no better way to build team spirit than victories in important matches."