Szczesny is now the established No.1 at the Emirates.
There is more good news for Arsenal as goalkeeper Wojniech Szczesny is set to be offered a new contract extension with the club after improved performances, according to the Mirror.
The Poland international lost the stopper’s place in the team last season after some indifferent displays, but upon returning when national team-mate Lukasz Fabianski suffered an injury, the 23-year-old has not looked back.
Although clearly still developing, Szczesny looks a lot more assured between the sticks for the Gunners as they continue to try and complete the unenviable task of replacing Jens Lehmann – who retired in 2011.
The ‘keeper has admitted that being dropped last term has helped the Pole improve as a result.
“Looking back now it was a good lesson for me, one that I needed at the time,” Szczesny was quoted by the Mirror.
“I definitely have got sharper since then, I have worked harder in training and it worked back then for me and I have carried on doing it.
“I am feeling like I am a bit more consistent at the moment. I am trying to do the same thing all over again and it seems to be getting the best out of me.”
Arsene Wenger brought in Italy international Emiliano Viviano on-loan over the summer as a backup if Szczesny proved to be a liability once more.
Yet the form of the No.1 has meant that Viviano is still waiting to play a game for the north London club, with Fabianski being preferred in the League Cup outing to West Bromwich Albion.
Szczesny’s current deal runs out in 2015, but Wenger is now prepared to extend that contract.
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