Wojciech Szczesny
Szczesny credits Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie with Saturday's win.

Wojciech Szczesny says that Robin van Persie is the best at showing his superiority over keepers in the Premier League, with the Arsenal striker scoring once more to take the Gunners to a win over Liverpool.

Szczesny was named man of the match for his performance on Saturday, which included saving a penalty by Dirk Kuyt, and the 21 year old says that he couldn't have done it without Arsene Wenger's advice before the match.

"The last three penalties, I went the right way but did not save one," he told the official Arsenal website. "So he gave me some advice. He told me not to move my feet too early and go as late as I can. And it worked.

"It is hard to take stick for not saving a penalty because you are not supposed to save a penalty. He put a little pressure on me but it worked so I can't say anything.

"It is just sheer desire to get up and make the second save. A penalty save does not mean anything if they score from the rebound. You just have to do your best to get up and make that second save.

"I think he scuffed the finish, which made it a bit easier. But it was an enjoyable moment."

And the keeper, who has said that at some point he would like to captain the Arsenal side, believes that van Persie knows how to bully goalkeepers like no other striker.

"We get bullied, I am not going to lie," he joked. "He is a goalscorer, he gets plenty of them in training and plenty of goals in games. It is quite embarrassing sometimes.

"But there is nothing you can do. When you play against players like him you just want to be at your best and that is how you can improve."

Arsenal will be relying on van Persie and Szczesny to keep up their form as the side aim to keep a place in the top four. The Gunners are now one game clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, who now look an outside chance to qualify for the Champions League after the shock sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.