The Polish goalkeeper lost his place in the Gunners side last season.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he is relishing the competition with Emiliano Viviano for his number one jersey.
Szczesny has been ever-present for the Gunners so far this season but faces increased pressure for his place at the Emirates Stadium following the arrival of Viviano from Fiorentina during the transfer window.
The 23-year-old briefly lost his place to Lukasz Fabianski last season but insists that he doesn’t fear the same happening this term and is looking forward to the battle to be Arsene Wenger’s first-choice custodian.
“The most important thing is the manager’s faith in me. I’m not going to him and asking whether a new goalkeeper will be bought,” Szczesny told Gazeta Wyborcza.
“I train very hard, pay him back with my performances. I’m not scared of competition.”
When asked, the Poland international admits he wasn’t surprised to dumped out of the team last term, adding: “No. But only because he told me eight days before that second game with Bayern. I took this decision like a man.
“I had a hard time at Arsenal in March. I lost my place and had to fight my way back. I was given my chance, luck was on my side and Lukasz has got injured as well.”