By Giuseppe Muro
Wojciech Szczesny is enjoying an extended run in the Arsenal side at the moment and the young Pole is treating every game as an opportunity to showcase his class.
In the absence of the injured Lukasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia, Szczesny was thrust into the spotlight when he made his Premier League debut at Old Trafford in December.
He performed admirably and, after impressing in Cup games against Leeds and Ipswich, was again faultless in the 3-0 win at West Ham on Saturday.
While Szczesny feels ready to be the Club’s No 1, the 20-year-old just wants to concentrate on maintaining his good form and doing his bit for the team while he can.
“I treat every single game as my chance,” said Szczesny. “I just want to do my best and leave the decisions to the manager.
“The manager shows faith in me, so I believe I am ready. Any time I get a chance I will try to prove to him I am ready.
“We have not conceded a lot of goals recently. We have done pretty well in the Premier League. It has the look of a decent back four and we just want to keep it going with as many clean sheets as possible.”
After enduring a long wait for his opportunity at the top level, the goalkeeper will continue between the posts at Elland Road on Wednesday in the prolonged absence of Fabianski.
“It is quite a loud ground, but I enjoy the atmosphere, it gives you a bit more motivation and keeps you focused. I enjoy the games at big stadiums with big crowds.
“I played at Elland Road with Brentford and we got a draw, and I am hoping for a better result this time.”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 18 Jan 2011