Arsene Wenger looking forward to Wojciech Szczesny's continued development at Arsenal

Gunners boss excited by Polish prospect.
By Alan Dawson

Arsenal's burgeoning shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny, currently enjoying a loan spell at Brentford, as impressed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who is hoping that with continued first-team experience, the once-capped Polish international can develop into a goalkeeper capable of holding his own in north London.

"My plan is to continue to develop him," Wenger, who is also nurturing Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone, explained to the club's official website.

"The problem with a goalkeeper is it is a little bit special, because in a big club like Arsenal, we need very good goalkeepers.

"You know that the experience is a big part, it’s maybe something that starts a little bit later [than with other positions], so we will give him as much experience as we can as soon as we can.

"We [the coaching staff] have identified Wojciech as a future great, great goalkeeper," the Frenchman enthused.

Szczesny has impressed the lower league side so much that the Bees negotiated an extended loan deal earlier in the month. He will return to Arsenal in January.