Under-Fire Arsenal Star Insists He Won’t Quit Gunners

By on March 18, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Wojciech Szczesny insists he wants to stay at Arsenal.

Wojciech Szczesny

Szczesny – not leaving Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny has dismissed reports suggesting he could leave Arsenal this summer after insisting he wants to remain at the Emirates to repay the club for the faith they’ve shown in him, according to Sky Sports News.

The young Polish stopper has been Arsenal’s No.1 for the last two seasons but has seen his place come under threat after a string of unconvincing displays in recent weeks. The 22-year-old was dropped for last weeks trip to Bayern Munich as well as Saturday’s game with Fulham and Szczesny has had to sit on the sidelines and watch Lukasz Fabianski keep two clean sheets as we secured consecutive 2-0 away wins.

This lead to newspaper speculation claiming Szczesny may be forced to leave in the summer with Arsene Wenger said to be looking to bring in a new first choice goalkeeper at the end of the season. However, Szczesny has insisted he isn’t on the look-out for a move and claims he’ll stay at Arsenal as long as he’s wanted to repay the club:

“I am too happy to go somewhere else. I believe in the philosophy of the club and that Arsenal will start to win again.

“I have a debt to pay here for the club, I owe them. I just do not want to go anywhere else. As long as they want me here, there is no ‘somewhere else’, and I have a contract until June 2015.” Szczesny is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

It’s good to hear the young stopper isn’t going to look for a move at the first sign of trouble. He was thrust into the first team as a 20-year-old and while his form has dipped recently, he’s got a long career ahead of him and I fully believe he can still be Arsenal’s long-term No.1.

We’ve had a pretty terrible season so far and Szczesny feels it would be a disaster if we missed out on Champions League football next season and has called on the players to save the club from ‘humiliation’. He continued:

“It is halfway through March and we have lost everything. There are still 10 matches left to save the club against the humiliation of all times.

“It would be disaster not to be in the top four and without Champions League next year. We have the 10 most important games in our careers. We are going through the most difficult time since I came here.” Szczesny is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

I’m not sure I agree that it would be a ‘disaster’ for us to miss out on the top-four for a season, in fact it could be the wake-up call the players, manager and board need, but I still think we’ll do it as long as we maintain our improved form at the back over the coming weeks.

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3 Comments

  1. Abdirashid

    March 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    He’s the type of player, honest, grateful, but let focus on the pitch, too much interviews doesn’t help to repay, i hate players who give alot of interviews about their club, it’s just like leaking team tactics/ i believe in action. Gunner4life.

  2. adeleye adewale

    March 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Gud 2 hear dat his injury is minor & dat he might play against Reeding

  3. atid

    March 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    i think wenger has created this problem. he should have shown some faith in mannone which would have stopped szcesney slipping into the comfort zone. lets be honest there isnt much difference between the 3 of them and martinez is also not to far behind. wenger should have been harder on wojech when he started showing signs of complacency. all of our keepers should be upping their game and fighting for chances. then there is also wengers reluctance to leave certain players out. it was obvious that vermaelen doesnt work well with per or kos. in fact his best partner is djourou. its obvious that wilshire and arteta are not the best pairing either. both work better with diaby or even ramsey or coquelin. those 4 players play directly in front of the keeper getting those pairings right is paramount. similarly on the flanks where jenkinson works well behind walcott but sagna doesnt and podolski does not offer the same defensive cover as say chamberlain does. again these pairings are so important and perhaps the formation when sagna wilshire vermaelen and podolski all play should be different. i actually think 442 would suit some players better whereas 4231 suits others.
    this is a great 4231
    fabianski
    jenkinson mertesacker koscielny gibbs
    arteta diaby
    walcott cazorla chamberlain
    giroud

    wheras this is a very good 442
    szcesney
    sagna djourou vermaelen monreal
    ramsey wilshire coquelin rosicky
    gervinho podolski

    for me both those teams would cause a lot of teams problems and in fact i would pay to watch that match.

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