Szczesny extends Arsenal contract

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Wojciech Szczesny

Polish Goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term contract at the club, but the duration of the contract has not been made public.

The new contract was revealed via official Arsenal website and Szczesny said: “I am very pleased to have signed a new contract. Arsenal is like my family and I’m so happy to be committing my long-term future here.

“I’ve been at this club for over seven years now and I’d just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support towards me during my time here.

“Many people have given me amazing support since I arrived as a boy, people like Tony Roberts, who helped my development as a player from a young age. I’m so proud to be an Arsenal player and am looking forward to helping our club towards success in the years to come.”

The Gunners manager Arsène Wenger welcomed the deal, saying: “We’re very pleased Wojciech has signed a new long-term contract. 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.”

The keeper has been at Arsenal since 2006, when he signed from Legia Warsaw’s youth side, and made his first-team debut in 2009.

Szczesny has established himself as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper this season and has played 121 caps for Arsenal and 15 for Poland.

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