Arsenal transfers: Wojciech Szczesny pens new long-term Gunners deal

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger hails Wojciech Szczesny after the goalkeeper pens a new long-term deal at the Gunners

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Wojciech Szczesny has started all of Arsenal's league games so far this term Photo: Nike

Wojciech Szczesny has expressed his delight at signing a new long-term deal at Arsenal.

The Poland international has started every Premier League game this season despite losing his place towards the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

The 23-year-old joined Arsenal from Legia Warsaw in 2006 and made his first-team debut in 2009, racking up a further 121 appearances in all competitions.

“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,” Szczesny told Arsenal’s website.

“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.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger added: “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.”

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