Gunners stopper not giving his gloves up without a fight.
Wojciech Szczesny insists Arsenal goalkeeping rival David Ospina is not his friend – and is confident of keeping the number one jersey.
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The Colombian international joined the club over the summer with designs on taking his Polish counterpart’s position as Arsenal’s first choice shit stopper.
However, Szczesny has no intentions of stepping aside and handing his position over.
And in a strange twist, he has revealed that he does not feel the same way towards Ospina as he does toward their former second choice stopper Lukasz Fabianski.
“I feel confident of being number one but I know I can’t let myself play a few bad games,” he told Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
“I know Ospina’s ambitions don’t end at sitting on the bench and clapping his hands while watching me play.
“He is a nice guy. In a sporting sense, he is a suitable player at a suitable club. But it’s easier for me just in one aspect: I do not feel sorry for him.
“I do not think ‘he’s my friend’ as I thought about Fabian [Fabianski]. I was convinced Lukasz deserved to play but not at my expense.”