If the latest reports are to be believed, North London-based Premier League side Arsenal's Polish goal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium. The player, reportedly, has been linked with Spanish La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Szczesny, 21, has been under the radar of both the clubs for a long time and his recent performance and becoming Arsenal's primary goal keeper has brought in reports that both the big clubs are looking to lure away the Poland international to either Santiago Bernabeu or Nou Camp.
However, when asked, the player made it very clear that he was not thinking about leaving the club until he tasted success with the Gunners. Szczesny said that he couldn't imagine himself in the next few years playing someplace else other than the Emirates.
The player says he only sees himself winning major honors with Arsenal, and although he is certain that the primary goal this year is to finish in the third place, he is sure that the next year will be far more successful. He wants to repay the faith of the fans in him and the players who have shown determination this season with back-to-back wins under their belts.
Elsewhere, the Gunners are also said to try and land French Ligue 1 side Montpellier's 25-year-old hitman Olivier Giroud who has been in an impressive form this season, according to a Footylatest report.
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Wojciech Szczesny, who has been identified for his remarkable composure, agility, and command of his area, previously expressed his desire of continuing his career as Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper for 15 years.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, in 2009, revealed that he and the rest of Arsenal's coaching staff had high hopes for Szczesny, saying: We have identified Wojciech as a future great, great goalkeeper.
He added, I really believe in him that he will one day be Arsenal's No 1. He has all the qualities you want from a goalkeeper.
Szczesny has made 68 appearances for the North London side and has also managed to claim 27 clean sheets.