Lukasz Fabianski has underlined his determination to regain his place in goal this season.
The Poland international struggled with injuries last term before getting his chance towards the end of the campaign.
I put in a lot of work and changed my whole training schedule. I took care of my body in a totally different way and that helped me a lot - you could see that
The 28-year-old impressed with a string of confident performances before succumbing to a rib problem and losing his place to Wojciech Szczesny.
“I was at my best physically, and mentally as well,” Fabianski told Arsenal Player. “I felt really confident, and still do.
“I put in a lot of work and changed my whole training schedule. I took care of my body in a totally different way and that helped me a lot - you could see that.
“I helped the team come back to a strong position and compete for a Champions League spot. Based on that, I don’t want to give up - I want to keep fighting for my place.
“It was frustrating [to get injured again]. It was not the first time it has happened to me that I’m getting a good run of games and then I lose my place through injury - not because of the fact I was bad. That is really frustrating for me. I want to get that place back.”
Fabianski is competing with compatriot Szczesny and new signing Emiliano Viviano for a starting place, and says this season is vital.
“It's massive for me personally because I am getting older and I really want to play on a regular basis,” he said. “I want to be the No 1 keeper, that is my aim for the season.
“I want more games, I have been competing for a few years now to get that No 1 spot. I'm not going to lie, I really want it.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 11 Sep 2013