Arsenal stopper Szczesny gets bumper new contract

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been rewarded for his fine form so far this season with a bumper new contract including his wages doubling, according to The Mirror.

The 23-year-old will become one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the world, and will also move into the tier of top earners at the Emirates.

His previous deal saw him earn around £40k per week, but the new four-year-deal will net the goalkeeper a whopping £100k per week, totaling in excess of £20m over the duration of the contract.

Previous media speculation had suggested that manager Arsene Wenger had been losing patience with the Polish custodian, and has faced criticism for his insistence on sticking with a man who has experienced several mishaps during his stay in English football.

Wenger had been linked with a move for experienced QPR stopper Julio Cesar, but his faith in Szczesny certainly now appears to have paid dividends.

Szczesny joined the Arsenal youth set-up in 2006, and broke into the first team in 2009. He spent time on loan at Brentford, where he made 28 appearances, and has since gone on to make 88 first team appearances for the Gunners.

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