An interview with Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, has become one of the key players for the Gunners these days and is one of their most experienced players now.

In his latest interview, the keeper spoke about; Arsene Wenger, Possibility of playing for Tottenham, Being number one and the current crop of players at the North London side.

Arsene Wenger has come under a lot of pressure in recent times with a lot of people saying his time is up, but Arsenal number one still believes he is a ‘god’ at the club.

“In the club he’s God. Nobody can rebel against him. The God is only one.

“It’s not that easy to cross your boss in England. Those who try it usually don’t get first-team opportunities.

“Even not shaking hands after the game has its consequences.

Since 2008, Szczesny has been working his way up at the club and he re-calls the day he was told he would be the number one goalkeeper and he hailed that as the best day of his career.

“Mr Wenger invited the goalkeepers for a meeting and told us who was No 1, No 2 and No 3.

“Since then I’ve felt much more responsible for the team and I’ve had much more respect from my team-mates.

“There was a period in my life when I used to run down team-mates but now I don’t do it, I try to advise them.

“I know from my own experience that when someone runs me down I just say ‘F*** off’ and do my job.”

From being at the club for five years, Szczesny has become a fan of Arsenal and has a massive love for the club and he has recently revealed that he wants to stay at the club for life. Even if he did leave the Gunners, he has made it clear that Tottenham would never be a team he plays for.

“I couldn’t play there — never ever!

“I can’t imagine any circumstances which could force me to play there.

“There are some things you can’t do in your life.”

Szczesny then added: 
“I have a lot of respect for players like Paolo Maldini and Paul Scholes, who spent their entire careers with one club. I dream about the same.

“I hope in 14 years we’ll speak about my two decades at Arsenal. I know we haven’t won any trophies recently but I can’t change clubs because of that.

“I just must work even harder to help us win trophies.”

Despite not winning any trophies with Arsenal, the Polish stopper did pocket them a lot of money back in 2011 when he saved a crucial penalty against Udinese.

“The penalty against Udinese in last season’s Champions League second-leg qualifier — I helped the club earn £25million.

“Arsenal might have missed the competition. It was incredible.

“In that moment I felt a very important member of the team.

“I understood I could be not only a good keeper but also lead my team to victories. I am very fit because in Poland, keepers must do a lot of gymnastics. This is why I think English keepers are not fit enough.”

The young keeper has made it very clear that he is happy at Arsenal FC, but he has also said that his team-mates do not like him as much. This is only because of the music he plays though.

He said: “In the changing room, guys don’t like it when I sing Bruno Mars or Polish songs. And before games I always listen to Carlos Santana’s Samba Pa Ti.”

Wojciech Szczesny will be hoping that he performs today and keeps a clean sheet as Arsenal entertain current Champions, Manchester City.

Alex William Batt

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