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Arsenal to offer Szczesny new contract

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Arsenal are poised to reward goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for his recent good form by offering him an improved contract to stay at Emirates Stadium.

The 23-year-old's current deal expires in 2015 - but Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger is keen for him to extend his spell in north London.

Arsenal reportedly came close to signing a new first-choice goalkeeper in the summer after Szczesny's performance levels dropped last term, but the Poland international appears to have done enough at the start of this season to convince Wenger that he is now a reliable No. 1.

And Szczesny himself believes that being dropped last season has helped him to improve.

"Looking back now it was a good lesson for me, one that I needed at the time," Szczesny was quoted as saying 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.

"We are winning and that is the most important thing. I am getting to the point in my career where all I care about is the team and if the team wins I am happy.

"I would have preferred a few more clean sheets, but I'm just delighted with the team's form and how we have been playing and getting the results."

Arsenal currently sit top of the Premier League table after picking up 19 points from their opening eight matches, scoring 18 goals and conceding nine in the process.

Tonight they face German giants Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stages at Emirates Stadium.

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