Szczesny accepts Arsene Wenger decisions at Arsenal at intends to stay

The Polish goalkeeper has become the Gunners' number two this season, but says he never wants to leave the club.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he accepts any decisions that manager Arsene Wenger makes in an interview with the club’s official website.

The Polish goalkeeper was the undisputed number one at the Emirates over the last few seasons but has been replaced by Colombian David Ospina this season, who has impressed in his stead.

Szczesny has not played in the Premier League since New Year’s Day, instead being used as the Gunners’ cup keeper, but he insists that he has no issue with selection calls made by Wenger, both now and in the future.

“I fully accept the boss' decisions, whatever they may be,” he said.

“Of course, it's understandable that your pride feels hurt and your ambition dented. That's only natural and to be expected, [but] it hasn't been quite as awful a time for me as it might have seemed from the outside.”

The goalkeeper also insists that he doesn’t have any intention of leaving Arsenal in the future, despite what speculation may suggest – such as that in the Express.

He has come in for criticism this season after a few misdemeanours, some of which ultimately led to his replacement by Ospina in the Premier League.

The Poland international has spent nine years at the club since arriving from Legia Warsaw but has been linked with a move away as Arsenal reportedly target a number of top class keepers, but he insists he doesn’t ever want to leave.

“People love to speculate and people love to gossip a bit,” he added.

“But I love this club and I don't want to ever leave it. I’ve got a really good relationship with the boys in the squad as well as with the boss.”

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