By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger has every confidence Wojciech Szczesny has the required quality but he insists the Pole must now prove he has what it takes to be an Arsenal goalkeeper.

The 20-year-old signed a new long-term contract this week after becoming a regular fixture on the bench in the absence of Manuel Almunia.

Szczesny produced a fine display and made a number of impressive saves in the Carling Cup against Newcastle last month and Wenger believes these good performances are the only way his three contenders for the No 1 spot can distinguish themselves.

“I just told Wojciech he has the quality to be an Arsenal goalkeeper and that it is down to him to show that. The only guarantees are their performances,” said the Frenchman.

“We cannot say on one side that we are in top-level competition and also give the players guarantees. I don't give assurances to anybody for game time.”

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12 Nov 2010