Wojciech Szczesny claims he’ll be starting the season as Arsenal’s number 1 but knows he’ll have to perform consistently to keep his place.
Speaking before Poland’s friendly against Georgia, he said “I received a clear signal from Arsene Wenger before the new season that I would be the number one keeper in the Arsenal goal.
“The other keepers in the team must compete with me, but I do not plan to give up. Of course, I feel a huge pressure. I know very well how good a keeper Lukasz Fabianski is and I must be in top form all the time.”
And with Euro 2012 taking place in Poland and Ukraine next summer, the man who flattened Gareth Bale to within an inch of his life knows that if he performs well he’ll stay ahead of his countryman in the national side too.
“Now, everything is in my own hands. If I do not make any horrible mistakes, I should keep my position until the Euros.”
Arseblog News is reminded of an old Irish saying: May he banish the ghosts of a thousand Almunias until they’re bleeding out their arse.