By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger says Wojciech Szczesny will remain Arsenal’s No 1 until he decides otherwise.

The Poland international returned to the starting line-up in Saturday’s 6-1 win over Southampton but was at fault for Danny Fox’s first-half consolation.

Wenger, however, has given the young goalkeeper his vote of confidence.

“Wojciech is No 1 unless I change my mind,” declared the Frenchman. “That is clear. That’s why he came back in goal.

“You cannot change a goalkeeper every time he makes a simple mistake, because then you have three bad keepers. The confidence is needed.

“It’s a special position where confidence is needed. Maybe he put himself a little bit under pressure because he knows [Vito] Mannone played well at Stoke and at Liverpool. I think he played better in the second half.”

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