Polish stopper reckons he’s learned his lesson…
Arsenal’s Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted he deserved to be dropped by his manager Arsene Wenger, and is the better for it, reports the Mirror.
Rumours were rife over the summer that the Gunners would sign a top class stopper to replace the young keeper, and international stars like Iker Casillas and Julio Cesar were heavily linked.
Despite the numerous links, Szczesny remains Arsenal’s no.1, and has helped his side to the top of the Premier League following five consecutive victories.
Szczesny is glad that Wenger dropped him last year, and reckons it has helped him develop into a top-class keeper.
“It was obviously tough to lose my place, but it was a very good lesson for me,” said Szczesny.
“One I needed at the time.
“Looking back, it was a not a very good time for me. But when you have been in the job for as long as the manager, you know what to do and I have learned. From it, come back stronger and now I’m feeling good.”
Szczesny’s form means Wenger has ditched plans to sign a new keeper, but the 23-year-old will have to maintain his solid start to the season if he wants to keep his spot at the Emirates.