Wojciech Szczesny reminds fellow Gooners about the Arsenal cause
Wojciech Szczesny has declared himself to be totally committed to the Arsenal cause. In an interview to Arsenal’s official website, the goalkeeper confessed he was one of the many “genuine Gooners” at the club.
Since breaking into Arsenal’s first team Wojciech Szczesny has been linked to reports about an away move. The Emirates boss Arsene Wenger has shown no interest in selling the goalkeeper, who joined Arsenal back in 2006.
Wojciech Szczesny told the Arsenal website that he had no intentions of playing for any other team and that he was looking forward to a successful career under Arsene Wenger. As the Arsenal board attempts to lockdown Theo Walcott through a contract extension, Wojciech Szczesny knows he would need little persuasion to ink a new contract.
The 22-year-old Poland international also confessed that he had a burning desire to succeed and perform for Arsenal on the biggest stage in Europe, the Champions League.
“Ever since I signed for this club, I've become an Arsenal fan,” Wojciech Szczesny said. “It feels like it's more than me just playing and doing my best on a Saturday afternoon, as I feel as if I have a much bigger part to play at this club. It means that little bit more to me.
“I think there's a lot of players in this team that are genuine Gooners. You've got people like Carl Jenkinson, Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong who really feel it's the biggest honor they could have to play for this club. I think that's very important for the future.
“I don't think about playing for any other club. I see my future at Arsenal Football Club. I committed to coming here at the age of 16, not to then leave at the age of 24. That's not how it works for me. Coming over to England at the age of 16 was the most important decision of my life and probably the best one to date.”
Wojciech Szczesny admits he might be short of realizing his potential and what future had in store for him at such a young age, but he understood that getting experience was crucial for success.
“I think I improve with every single game,” Wojciech Szczesny added. “I get the experience that is needed for a young 'keeper, so it's important for me to play as many games as possible.”