Wojciech Szczesny relieved Arsenal didn’t sign ‘amazing’ David Marshall

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is happy the Gunners didn't sign Scotland international David Marshall

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Wojciech Szczesny says he is relieved Arsenal didn’t sign Scotland international David Marshall last season.

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’

Wojciech Szczesny

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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