The seven year trophy drought will unfortunately not end this season with the Gunners knocked out of all the Cup competitions and are too far off the Manchester clubs that have dominated the Premier League this season.
Szczesny has been one of the success stories of this season cementing himself as Arsenal’s number one stopper despite his young age, and the giant Pole believes they are not far from ending their poor trophyless run and has revealed he will not leave the club until they do.
The 21 year old, who turns 22 this week, was quoted on goal.com:
I can’t imagine myself in the next few years’ time playing anywhere other than here.
In fact, I won’t move until we win something.
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Recently, one of the journalists asked me whether I have bigger ambitions than playing for the third place in the Premier League with Arsenal. God, sure I have! I look at the table and realise that is our maximum this year.
It is seven years since Arsenal won something and it won’t change this season. But the next one? Who knows?
I stand in front of a mirror and say to myself: ‘Damn, I’m interested in winning trophies only with Arsenal.’
I want to be part of the team that show fans the bad times are over. I won’t leave until we achieve this.
While they are meant to be a positive quotes from the Pole, I can’t help but feel slightly dishearten as he will not be Arsenal’s number one keeper for his entire career. He is an ambitious lad and will probably follow the well trodden track from the Gunners to Barcelona at some point in the future, let’s just hope his quotes are suggesting that he wants to stay at Arsenal until they have recreated the invincible team and not until they win the Carling Cup and jumps on a plane to Spain!
Wenger will be hoping that Szczesny is an integral member of the squad for a good few years to come, and at least the Polish international has admitted that he will be around for the next few seasons for certain. Maybe by the time he is ready to depart the Argentine Damian Martinez will be set to take over between the sticks. The youngster has been making waves in his development after receiving a call up for the senior Argentina squad last June and is currently the Gunners number three keeper behind Fabianski.
But for now at least we have the most promising goalkeeper in Europe that will one day become the number one shot stopper in the world and hopefully he is still with Arsenal when that time comes!