Wojciech Szczesny is determined to stay at Arsenal and fight for the first choice keeper’s jersey, reports The
The Polish stopper has revealed his desire to establish himself as the Gunners’ long-term keeper, even if manager Arsene Wenger opts to sign a new custodian in the summer transfer window.
Szczesny sat down to discuss his future with Wenger last week after apologizing for his father, who lambasted the Frenchman’s treatment of the 22-year-old.
A friend of the keeper said: “Wojciech loves it at Arsenal. He’s not thinking about having to leave. He’s only thinking about getting his first-team place back.”
The former Legia Warsaw player held “positive talks” with Wenger, but was then dropped for the games against Beyern Munich and Swansea. Despite losing his spot, however, Szczesny still retains faith that Wenger sees a future for him at the Emirates.
Wenger has been linked with a series of goalkeeping signings, and rumours have circulated that he could shake-up that department with the likes of Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, Liverpool’s Pepe Reina, Hamburg’s Rene Adler and more recently Stoke’s Asmir Begovic.
However, Szczesny does not appear to be put out by these rumours, and The Mirror also believes that the player is more than happy to fight for his spot as long as he feels he is being given a fair chance.
Szczesny joined the Gunners in 2006 as part of the youth system before graduating to the reserves and later the first team. So far, he has made 72 appearances for the club.
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