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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has said that manager Arsene Wenger was right to drop him last season for fellow countryman Lukasz Fabianski, the Metro reports.
The Polish number one was dropped by Wenger towards the back end of last season for Fabianski, who played well to keep him out of the side until injury meant that he couldn’t continue.
Szczesny has since re-asserted himself as the Gunners’ first-choice ‘keeper, and insists his stint on the bench was what he needed in order to kick-start his career.
“Obviously I had mixed feelings about my form last season, I had my ups and downs,” he told the club’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 realised I wasn’t in the best shape, but it all worked out pretty well.
“Hopefully I can be the club’s number 1 this season. It is important, 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.”