Can’t fault Arsenal keeper for confidence...or ambition

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Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny wants to put an end to the Gunners' troubles between the sticks and has set himself the ultra-ambitious target of by being the club's No.1 keeper for the next ten-15 years!

The Pole had only made one appearance for the first team prior to appearing against Newcastle in the Carling Cup last season, with the his previous outing against West Bromwich Albion coming a year earlier in the same competition.

After injury to compatriot Lukasz Fabianski, Szczesny soon found himself installed as Arsene Wenger's first choice gloveman, and went on to play 24 times over the course of an ultimately fruitless campaign for the north London club.


A string of impressive performances and a number of glowing tributes saw him voted as Arsenal's fourth best player of the season by the club's supporters after barely eight months as an first team regular. Now, full of confidence, he’s aiming higher and higher.

"I realise there is a big chance in front of me and I might not give this No 1 shirt away to anyone else for the next ten to 15 years,” he said. "I realise there is a big chance ahead of me and I want to grab it with both hands."

Despite Fabianski's and Vito Mannone's presence in the squad, the 20-year-old is likely to start the season as the man in possession of a staring berth in Wenger's XI, and the stopper says he's just delighted to be involved.

"It is my first full season in the first team so I have never been as excited as this," he added. "This year will be something new for me if I am lucky enough to start the season as Arsenal's No 1.

"I'm very excited and very determined as well. If last season helped me, it helped me because I want so much more. I don't want to have the feeling I had at the end of last season. So I am very excited."

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