Arsenal transfers: Szczesny eyes long Gunners career despite exit reports
Arsenal transfers: Wojciech Sczcesny says his long-term future is at the Gunners despite speculation suggesting he quit the club
Wojciech Szczesny has underlined his desire to have a long Arsenal career despite speculation linking the goalkeeper with a move away from The Emirates.
Arsene Wenger dropped Szczesny following a 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby, with his compatriot Lukasz Fabianski taking over in goal for the subsequent clashes against Bayern Munich and Swansea and keeping two clean sheets.
The Gunners boss is reportedly keen to sign a goalkeeper in the summer, but Szczesny insists he wants to stay put despite the club’s failure to win a trophy since 2005.
“Physically, I can imagine myself at a different club, yes, but mentally, absolutely no. I’m too happy here,” the 22-year-old told Gazeta Wyborcza.
“What guarantee do I have that I will win trophies somewhere else? Arsenal will win things again, I trust the club’s philosophy, I have a debt here.
“I don’t want to be anywhere else. My contract runs out in 2015. I have played my 100th game for Arsenal and I hope to play hundreds more.”
Sczesny urged his Arsenal team-mates to producing a winning run in their final nine Premier League games to salvage their season and secure a top-four finish.
“I know that Arsenal should not play as badly. We’re not even through March and we have lost everything. We have only nine games to save the club and not humiliate ourselves.
“Arsenal have been in the Champions League for the past 16 years and it would be horrible not to qualify this time.
“Those are our most important games in our careers. It’s our hardest time since I got here.”