Szczesny has faith in Wenger and Arsenalís ability to end silverware curse
Not only has Arsenal find ways of increasing the quality of their squad and the depth of their talent pool, but it appears they have found chemistry, unity and faith in their manager Arsene Wenger. Such virtues have been lost from Arsenal for the past many years, but statements from players this season ascertains that Arsenal are actually in contention for the Premier League title.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny voiced similar sentiments while expressing his trust in Wenger, who dropped him from the squad at the end of last season. At the time Szczesny claimed to be shocked by the lack of trust shown by his manager,.
The Polish shot-stopper has now revealed that there was as silver lining to surprise-omission. Szczesny insists he was inspired to increase his form and work more diligently to become better. The 23-year-old also revealed that his confidence grew in the process.
Szczesny has been back to his top notch form and is Wenger’s No. 1 choice in the team. A couple of impressive saves in the Premier League games so far have shown that Wenger has made the right decision by trusting in Szczesny. However, Szczesny admits his teammate Lukasz Fabianski deserved to play in his spot last season.
“Obviously I had mixed feelings about my form last season, I had my ups and downs,” Szczesny told Arsenal’s official website. “It wasn’t nice [to be left out] - you want to be playing every week. But then again, the most important thing is the team and that is what the team needed.
“Lukasz was in better shape at that moment in time, he came in and did really well. I worked really hard to get back into the team and when I did I thought I did pretty well. It was good decision by the manager.
“I worked on my fitness and sharpness and came in much earlier every day to work in the gym with the fitness coaches and the physios. There was a lot of stuff to be done. I realized I wasn’t in the best shape, but it all worked out pretty well. Hopefully I can be the club’s No 1 this season.”
This season will be Arsenal’s best shot at the Premier League title, or any other silverware. Szczesny expressed similar beliefs whilst insisting that Arsenal should strive hard to end their curse of silverware this season.
“I want to win a trophy for this club because that is what is missing in my career and I’m sure it is what the fans have been missing. It’s a big season,” Szczesny added.