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At one point in his Arsenal career, Wojciech Szczesny was uncertain if he wanted to continue with the club. His lack of first team appearances began to frustrate the Polish keeper, but Arsene Wenger was honest with him and kept his word.
Now, having guaranteed the starting role for Arsenal, Szczesny will be looking to build on what can be considered a very positive 2011-12 season. The young Polish keeper had many moments of brilliance last season, and he also had some mental lapses as well.
Experience will come with time, and Szczesny showed last season that Wenger made the right decision in taking a chance on him.
His quickness in between the sticks is a strong point, while his indecisiveness is one of his weak points. A lot of times, a ball played into the box turns into an adventure for Szczesny, but he has shown significant improvement over the last year.
If he can stay consistent and build on the solid season he had last year, he could give his teammates added confidence in him. He has all the characteristics to be a top keeper, but it will all depend on his concentration and willingness to make it happen.