Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders.
The club have not disclosed the details of the new deal which hopefully will help Szczesny add to his 121 appearances for the North London outfit.
The Arsenal goalkeeper has been a regular member of Arsene Wenger’s rejuvenated side so far in the 2013/14 season, keeping two consecutive clean Premier League sheets in an impressive display against Crystal Palace and Liverpool and also in Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley last month.
“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 said. “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.”
The 23-year-old Poland international joined the ‘Gunners’s’ youth set-up in 2006 from hometown club Legia Warsaw and went on to make his first-team appearance as an unused substitute in a league match against Stoke city in May 2009.
He made his first-team debut in the League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion in September 2009, keeping a clean sheet.
“I’m so proud to be an Arsenal player and am looking forward to helping our Club towards success in the years to come,” Szczesny added.
The Polish shot-stopper received a lengthy treatment following a head-butt injury with Manachester United’s Phil Jones during Arsenal’s last Premier League game, but finished the match after Wenger allowed him to, stressing his team doctor had not “told him anything about him”.
In 15 appearances for the Polish national team, Szczesny has kept 6 clean sheets.