The Daily Mirror have a story of redemption for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
Whilst not quite as headline stealing as Jack Wilshere’s goal against Norwich City, our punters are fairly shocked at the news that Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to be offered a new, long-term deal.
The keeper had been firmly cast out into the cold last season, and as our landlord reminds us, we spent most of the summer discussing various rumours involving Arsenal and top class keepers.
Now it seems that despite initially seeming to lose faith in him, Arsene Wenger is prepared to give the Polish number one another chance and the news comes on the back of his impressive display for Poland against England in the recent World Cup Qualifier.
The keeper himself admits that the time he spent on the bench last season probably did him good, and claimed: “Looking back now it was a good lesson for me, one that I needed at the time.
“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.”
The 23-year-old has now well and truly established himself as the number one man between the sticks and the Gunners hierarchy at the Emirates Stadium are now keen to extend his deal beyond 2015.
Arsenal fans. How pleased are you that Szczesny is set to commit for the long-term? Let us know your thoughts below.
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