SZCZESNY SIGNS

Arsenal have managed to extend the contract of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has been in inspired form this season. The Poland international struggled for form last season, which even led to him being dropped by the manager on some occasions. The young goalkeeper, though, finished the season strongly by keeping four clean sheets in the last six matches. He has managed to continue that form into this campaign as well. Arsenal have one of the best defensive record in the country and this has helped them move to the top of the table after 11 matches of the season.

Szczesny has been looking solid and stable in defence, which have helped Arsenal build a platform. He was signed from Polish club Legia Warsaw in 2006, but it was not until 2009 that he made his debut for Arsenal. He had been competing with Lukas Fabianski for the first team spot, but it seems that he has emerged in front. The 23-year-old has so far made 123 appearances for the club. As with most other transfers, Arsenal failed to disclose the length of the contract signed by the player. It is most likely to be four or five years longer considering the age of the goalkeeper.

“I’m so proud to be an Arsenal player and am looking forward to helping our club towards success in the years to come,” said Szczesny. “I have always believed he is an extremely talented player, with excellent reflexes and good mental strength. He continues to grow and improve all the time too, so he has the potential to be even better. He can be an important part of Arsenal Football Club for many years to come,” said Wenger.

Arsenal have not won a major trophy since 2005, but they are top of the table right now.