Just the other day we reported that Szczesny wants to become an Arsenal Legend in the mould of David Seaman, but there have been rumour surfacing linking the Poland international to Barcelona, who have earmarked him as the potential successor to Victor Valdes.
Szczesny signed a new long-term contract in November 2010, having firmly established himself as Arsenal’s first-choice Goal Keeper, and the youngster considers Arsenal “his second home”.
But, of the recent speculation over his future, Szczesny told polskathetimes.pl:
I can’t declare that I will spend my entire career here, but if I leave I will have a very important reason or I will go to Barcelona.
I can’t imagine a situation where I would leave this club just for money.
I feel that when I say something, everyone listens to me. More so on the field than in the dressing room, but that’s more important I think.
I want to be the captain of the team. I feel that I am able to take on that responsibility. I always wanted to be captain and if I ever get that honour, I will gladly put on the armband.
I’m certain that we won’t have another Fabregas situation on our hands, however what happens if Arsenal’s poor form continues and Barcelona launch a huge bidding war with the Gunners in the next couple of years? For the time being we should take this as a compliment as it proves that Szczesny is rated as highly as Wenger anticipated, and if he can avoid injury and continue performing well than he can help Arsenal get back on track.