By Nick Teale
Wojciech Szczesny says he "feels something" for Brentford because they put their faith in him last season.
The young keeper spent six months on loan with the League One side and he earned many plaudits after some eye-catching performances for the Bees.
Now he's back at Arsenal and ready to show the Gunners what he learned at Griffin Park. But he won't forget his time at Brentford in a rush.
"I like the club, I feel something for them," Szczesny told
"I made my league debut there and they were the ones who really believed in me. Even if I made a mistake they believed in me and I have a very good relationship with them.
"I still have some good mates from Brentford so it has been great for me. I went back for the skipper's [Kevin O'Connor] testimonial last week.

"The loan was a great experience to have and that was the most important thing for me. I wanted to learn what it is like to play in the lower leagues and it worked out quite well because I had quite a few good performances.
"I hope I am going to show this year at Arsenal what I have learned in my time at Brentford."

Szczesny's impressive performances for the Bees had Arsenal fans talking and in April Arsène Wenger told a press conference of his conviction that the Polish keeper would eventually become the Gunners' No 1.
Now the 20-year-old wants to show that his manager was right.
"It is always nice to hear nice things from the fans and from the manager," he told  "I hope I can prove them right.

"I am confident and I knew how I had played so it wasn't a big surprise [to hear that praise] because I thought I had played well."

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21 Jul 2010