Gunners star: I'd sign for life, competition from Real Madrid hero wouldn't faze me

Szczesny

Arsenal 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny has spoken words all supporters like to hear - he wants to be a one-club career man.

Arsenal goalkeeper, social media whiz and fans favourite Wojciech Szczesny, 23, has revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Gunners greats such as Tony Adams and the Compton brothers - Denis and Leslie - by committing his long-term future to the N5 club and become a one-club man.

Thus far this season, Wojciech Szczesny has singled himself out as a reliable performer at an elite-level club. For example, his saves per game average (3.03 per appearance) is greater than Liverpool glovesman Simon Mignolet (3.0 per match), David de Gea at Manchester United (2.93 each game), Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper Hugo Lloris (2.73/app) and also Chelsea star Petr Cech (a surprisingly low 2.20 every game).

Then there is accuracy when it comes to goal kick distribution, where he finds a team-mate more frequently than Mignolet, de Gea, Cech and Joe Hart. And that is without mentioning the improving command of his area and his contribution with the four-man defence in front of him.

Arsene Wenger has invested much time and patience into developing academy product Szczesny, who began his Arsenal career in 2006 and now he has informed Przeglad Sportowy he may never leave: "If they give me a contract to the end of my career, I would sign it without any hesitation. I feel attached to the club and the coach who has given me a chance… I will play at Arsenal as long as am wanted here."

Wenger has been linked with alternatives throughout the season, namely Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas, but such competition does not concern Szczesny whether that comes from an expensive reinforcement or competition from within.

"I am not afraid to fight for number one with anyone: [Lukasz] Fabianski or Casillas. I hope I won't make the boss think, 'Wojciech's not number one'. It is all in my hands. I am in the best form of my life."

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