Wojciech Szczesny has vowed to stay and fight for his place at the Emirates next season even if the club sign another goalkeeper, according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his desire to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, with the Gunners finding themselves linked with a long list of names since the end of the season, including the likes of Pepe Reina, Asmir Begovic and Julio Cesar.
However Szczesny – who lost his place for the final months of last season to Lukasz Fabianksi – has insisted the club’s pursuit of a new number one has not damaged his confidence.
The 23-year-old said: “Whatever happens, my attitude doesn’t change. I still try my very best in training. I want to make sure I’m in the best shape possible. Whether someone comes in, it’s not really my decision and it won’t affect me in any way.
“You have to deal with the competition. I think that the competition from Lukasz when he was fit was pretty tough and I enjoyed it. He also had a good run of games last season and did really well so yes, I like competition. I really don’t mind it. It came only bring the best out of me.
“Even if the boss was to make a big signing in goal, I would do my very best to compete for the No1 spot and make sure I do my very best for the club whatever my position at the club is.”
Szczesny is aware however that he will still have to fight Lukasz Fabianski for the number two spot in the increasingly likely event Wenger does sign a new keeper, after his fellow countryman turned in some excellent displays in the final few games of last Premier League season.
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