Szczesny commits future to Arsenal
Poland international Wojciech Szczesny has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal.
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Szczesny, 23, joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw in 2006 and has established himself as first-choice goalkeeper in recent seasons.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “We’re very pleased Wojciech has signed a new long-term contract. I have always believed he is an extremely talented player, with excellent reflexes and good mental strength.
“He continues to grow and improve all the time too, so he has the potential to be even better. He can be an important part of Arsenal Football Club for many years to come.”
Szczesny added: “I am very pleased to have signed a new contract. Arsenal is like my family and I’m so happy to be committing my long-term future here. I’ve been at this club for over seven years now and I’d just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support towards me during my time here.
"Many people have given me amazing support since I arrived as a boy, people like [goalkeeper coach] Tony Roberts, who helped my development as a player from a young age. I’m so proud to be an Arsenal player and am looking forward to helping our club towards success in the years to come.”
Szczesny has made 121 appearances for Arsenal.