Arsenal were relentlessly linked with goalkeepers this summer and eventually signed Emiliano Viviano on loan on transfer deadline.
Szczesny's form last season was inconsistent and his long term viability as number one was in doubt.
However, after a string of fine performances and some outstanding saves, few doubters remain about the 23-year-old's ability.
Saves per game: 3.62
Clean sheets: 3
PPI score: 146