By Giuseppe Muro
Some 20-year-olds would, quite understandably, be unnerved by the thought of lining up against Barcelona in front of an audience of millions - but not Wojciech Szczesny.
The confident Pole has been impeccable between the posts since becoming Arsène Wenger’s first choice and, ahead of Szczesny’s Champions League debut tonight, his manager insists he will not be fazed by the occasion.
Szczesny defied his tender years when he made an assured Premier League bow in the cauldron of Old Trafford, more proof that he isn't daunted by the big occasion.
“He’s not fazed by anything, which is very important at the top level,” said Wenger. “If I told you that you’re playing in goal you might have a nervous night. [But] he’s never over-awed.
“It’s a big game for him because you think that once or twice he may have to do something tomorrow. But he’s handling everything very well.
“It’s part of the job not to be inhibited when the competition is on. He doesn’t give you the feeling that he’s nervous in goal.”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 16 Feb 2011