By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes Wojciech Szczesny has improved his focus since making his Premier League debut in December 2010.

The young goalkeeper has impressed as Arsenal’s No 1 ever since that appearance at Old Trafford, keeping the likes of Lukasz Fabianski at bay for almost 18 months.

His ability on the pitch have rarely been questioned and Wenger believes the mental aspect of Szczesny’s game has also seen a major improvement. 

“He has improved in his focus, the consistency of it,” said the Frenchman. “The talent was always there but he is maturing quickly.

“You can't be completely on the inside or completely on the outside. I like that he is a good communicator. You have to adjust, it’s important to find a balance.

“The mental part of a keeper is vital. Look at Joe Hart, who is a fantastic goalkeeper for England. For me he shows that strength.

“I wouldn't like to say publicly what he [Szczesny] needs to do to improve, I'd rather tell him myself. Overall he has the basic talent to be a top-class keeper, how far he goes will depend on how much he wants to improve.”

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