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Arsenal To Offer Wojciech Szczesny New Long-Term Contract

Pole has now regained his first-team place at the Emirates after being axed in the previous campaign. 

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Arsenal want to reward in-form goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for his outstanding displays between the sticks for the north London club so far this season by offering the shot stopper a new bumper long-term contract, according to reports in the Daily Mail. 

The Poland international’s future at the Emirates came under grave doubt in the previous campaign when Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger dropped Szczesny for the club’s crucial Champions League second-round clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The Frenchman claimed that the 23-year-old was suffering from “mental fatigue” and with Arsenal then having been linked with a whole host of new keepers throughout the summer transfer window, Szczesny’s days at the Emirates appeared numbered at best.

However, the Pole was confirmed as the Gunners’ No 1 at the start of this season, with Szczesny responding by turning in a series of eye-catching performances top help the north Londoners move to the top of the Premier League table.

And now as a result, Arsenal want to tie their young shot stopper down to a new lucrative five-year contract to replace Szczesny’s existing £50,000-per-week deal in the capital, which is due to run out on June 30 2015, as a reward for his improved form of late.

“Looking back now it was a good lesson for me, one that I needed at the time,” Szczesny admitted about being dropped last campaign.

“I definitely have got sharper since then, I have worked harder in training and it worked back then for me and I have carried on doing it.

“I am feeling like I am a bit more consistent at the moment. I am trying to do the same thing all over again and it seems to be getting the best out of me.

“We are winning and that is the most important thing. I am getting to the point in my career where all I care about is the team and if the team wins I am happy.

“I would have preferred a few more clean sheets, but I’m just delighted with the team’s form and how we have been playing and getting the results.”

 

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