Arsenal and Poland international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, believes this is a massive season in his career, after losing his place in the team towards the end of the last campaign.
Szczesny, who joined Arsenal in 2006, was dropped by Arsene Wenger last season in favour of Lucasz Fabianski, but the Pole eventually won his place back with some impressive performances in Arsenal's superb run which saw them end the season a point above rivals Spurs in fourth.
Speaking to arsenal.com, the goalkeeper admits his season was a little inconsistent.
"Obviously I had mixed feelings about my form last season, I had my ups and downs. Lukasz was in better shape at that moment in time, he came in and did really well. I worked really hard to get back into the team and when I did I thought I did pretty well. It was good decision by the manager," he said.
The Gunners won eight of their last ten Premier League matches last season, and it was this superb form which saw them pip Tottenham to the final Champions League spot.
Now that the early Aston Villa defeat is all but a distant memory for them, the north London club will be looking to carry on their form after the international break.
Szczesny is hoping to have a good season between the posts but more prominent in his mind, is the desire to get his hands on a trophy with Arsenal.
"Hopefully I can be the Club's No 1 this season. It is important, I want to win a trophy for this club because that is what is missing in my career and I'm sure it is what the fans have been missing. It’s a big season," he concluded.
The Gunners travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday to face a Sunderland side desperately needing three points.
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