Wojciech Szczesny


Wojciech Szczesny

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  • Full Name: Wojciech Szczesny
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Birthday: April 18, 1990 (Age: 24)
  • Club: Arsenal
  • Height: 6' 5" (1.96m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
1 68 0 0 0

Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal's efforts to replace the great David Seaman saw a number of goalkeepers pass through the doors at the club but, in Szczesny, they may have finally found the answer.

A commanding keeper, he joined Arsenal in 2006 from Legia Warsaw and impressed in the reserves before a training ground accident saw him break both of his arms. His recovery made him stronger and he wasted little time in seeking to prove himself worthy of a place in the first-team.

He had a very successful loan spell at Brentford, which saw Bees manager Andy Scott proclaim: "It has reached the stage where when he lets in a goal we wonder why he hasn't saved it.'' Back at Arsenal he was in the spotlight and was given his chance in the Carling Cup - keeping a clean sheet against Newcastle United at St James' Park in October 2010.

Szczesny continues to impress and is tipped to become Arsenal's established No. 1 in the years to come.

Strengths: Very brave, he is able to spread his big frame and excels in one-on-ones. A confident catcher of the ball, he also has very good reflexes.

Weaknesses: Kicking has been a struggle, as he has not shown confidence when the ball is laid back to him.

Career high: Taking over the No. 1 spot at Arsenal at the start of 2011 with some impressive performances.

Career low: Szczesny broke both of his arms in 2008 after a training ground accident saw him slip when lifting weights.

Style: Strong, commanding, brave, a confident goalkeeper.

Quotes: "I really believe in him that he will one day be Arsenal's No. 1. He has all the qualities you want from a goalkeeper." Arsene Wenger, January 2010.

Trivia: He is the son of former Polish international goalkeeper Maciej Szczesny, who hit the headlines for punching Roberto Mancini in the face.

Euro 2012

Greece 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0