Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was linked with a surprise move for the Cardiff City goalkeeper to provide Szczesny with increased competition for a first-team spot at The Emirates.
When I heard him linked with us I was like, ‘Woooh, calm down, we don’t need to sign anyone that good’
However, the former Celtic goalkeeper remained at the Welsh outfit, before the 64-year-old Gunners boss signed Colombia international David Opsina in the summer transfer window.
And Szczesny admits he wasn’t looking forward to a potential battle for a starting spot with Marshall ahead of Poland’s clash against Scotland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday night.
“I heard rumours last season [Marshall] was going to sign for Arsenal so I definitely wasn’t looking forward to that happening,” Szczesny said.
“He’s been absolutely incredible and was one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League last season. So I was worried he would take my place if he joined us.
“David is a top keeper so as much as you want competition, when I heard him linked with us I was like, ‘Woooh, calm down, we don’t need to sign anyone that good’.
“But he deserves a move to the Premier League as he’s been terrific.”
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