Wojciech Szczesny says that he would be more than willing to end his playing days at Arsenal if they offered him a career-long contract.
Despite enduring a shaky start to his Gunners career, the Polish stopper has firmly established himself as the club’s number one this term, earning much praise for his consistent performances.
However, this has not prevented speculation surrounding possible signings to replace the 23-year-old, with Real Madrid icon Iker Casillas – who is currently out of favour at the Bernabeu – being mooted as a target for Arsene Wenger.
But Szczesny says that he is delighted to be at Arsenal and that he is not worried about competition for a starting berth from ‘keepers already at the club or potential signings:
“If they give me a contract to the end of my career, I’d sign it without any hesitation,” he is quoted by The Metro.
“I feel attached to the club and the coach who has given me a chance.
“There are not many who would do that but I must have been good. I see the future here.
“I’ll play at Arsenal as long as am wanted here. I am not afraid to fight for number one with anyone: [Lukasz] Fabianski or [Iker] Casillas,
“I hope I won’t make the boss think, ‘Wojciech’s not number one’. It’s all in my hands. I am in the best form of my life.”
Szczensy has also endeared himself to the Arsenal fans thanks to his commitment and personality off of the field.