Wojciech Szczesny: Next year will be very important for me and Arsenal
Written by Renzo on April 25, 2011 14:00
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is determined to hold on to his Arsenal place next season.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, the Poland International explained that he is doing his best this season to show that he can be the number one for the Gunners next season adding that whatever decision manager Arsene Wenger will make he will keep on working hard to secure a regular place in the Frenchman’s starting eleven.
Despite heavy criticism, Wenger opted to start the season with Spain’s Manuel Almunia in goal then replaced by Lukasz Fabianski after suffering a shoulder injury who was then himself replaced by Szczesny after suffering an injury of his own.
On Sunday, the 21-year old was one of the best players for Arsenal in their 2-1 defeat away against Bolton Wanderers making a number of very good saves and saving a penalty in the first part of the second half.
On his future, he said:
I’m doing my best. Whatever decision the manager makes at the start of next season is completely down to him, but I will do my best to cement my position in goal.
I will always look at this as my ‘breakthrough’ season and I want to cement my place in the team for a long time.
Whatever happens this year, next year will be very important for me personally and for Arsenal as well.