Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Wenger: There is a lot more to come from Szczesny

Arsene Wenger believes that Wojciech Szczesny has proved that he has the quality to play at the highest level for Arsenal and tipped the young Polish international to carry on improving with experience.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper has come to prominence in 2011, taking over as the club’s first choice stopper since January after an injury to Lukasz Fabianski, and not looking back since.

Twice voted the club’s Player of the Month already this season, despite conceding a bundle of goals in matches against both Manchester United and Blackburn, the Academy graduate has now been topped for a long future at the top level.

Speaking to Arsenal Player in the aftermath of a first Champions League clean sheet away from home in over three years, Wenger assessed Szczesny’s development.

“It’s difficult to say how much [he has got better], but what is for sure is that he has improved,” stated the Frenchman.

“Especially in his confidence, his decision making, his determination to come for crosses, his calmness and the way he is commanding.

“Many aspects of his game he has improved and I expect him to improve further. There is a lot more to come, he is a young goalkeeper. I believe he has convinced people that he has the level to play for Arsenal Football Club.”

While Szczesny is currently the club’s overwhelming preference to start between the sticks at the Emirates, Wenger stressed that his other options were also worthy candidates for consideration.

“[Lukasz] Fabianski and [Vito]  Mannone also have the level to do that, so there is good competition going on there.”

While Szczesny’s impressive performances in goal have been rightly lauded, Wenger additionally believes that improvements in his squad’s defensive quality have helped shake off early season nerves.

“I feel we look more determined and less shaky. I do not feel the vibes of fear going through us at set pieces, there is a good determination.

“We are improving, although there is still some jobs to do there. There is a definite improvement since the start of the season.”

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Yaqs

That lad sure got a lot of talents and nerve! He will one day top goal keeping list in the premier league. I hope he remain with us and retire a legend!!

Daz

Not that long ago having a young keeper was seen as a weekness in your team but now seems to be in fashion among premier league clubs with Hart and de Gea in the Manchester mobs

Beastista

Not to mention petr cech… who was keeping for chelsea when he was 22 or summat…

johnnyboy

SZCZ13>> de gea

Save 75 cents

de Gea is garbage next to the Wojciech 1000

Goon Mate

SZCZ has maturity far beyond his years. I’d love to see more protection for him from our defence though. SZCZ makes way too many saves per game. Stats anyone?

Jim Deen

He got skills.

But more than that, he has a ball-sack that carries the weight of cantaloupes. And when he walks, they swing like an almighty set of demolition balls, crushing all before him.

Exhibit A: Monkey face Gareth Bale.

Always a gooner

All of a sudden we nw have a solid world class goalie… I believe same will happen with our defense… Future is bright 4 THE ARSENAL. 4 life.

TSOTIA

He is definately up there with the best already. The scary thing is, he will get better. Lucky Arsenal. Thumb ups for the Academy.

GoonerTerry

The wonderful thing is that we have several young players in the reserves, the U-18 and the Academy that have the same pontential. Arsenal’s golden generation is still ahead trust me….In the end Wenger & Brady’s youth policy will be vindicated but it may take another manager (like Pep G) to bring these boys to true greatness.

[…] Szczesny’s improvement has left a deep impression on Arsene, and the believes he can only get better. At this rate, Szczesny would soon be on Man Cunteh, Barcelona and Chelsea wishlist. Barcelona would say Szczesny’s grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather used to play for Barcelona and hence has Barcelona DNA. Man Cunteh and Chelsea would each offer a spaceship individually and hope to lure Szcezsny to the dark side. […]

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