The Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that the reason he managed the fantastic penalty save that kept Arsenal in the game at Anfield on Sunday was down to some advice that he received from Arsene Wenger.
He had failed to stop his last couple of penalties, so Szczesny reveals that Wenger decided to have a quiet word with him about his technique.
Szczesny said: “The manager said I move my feet too early at penalties and I end up losing a few inches by moving my feet earlier,”
“So I said I am not going to move my feet and go as late as I can and it worked. He will try and get all the credit for that.”
The Polish international also revealed that he feels sorry for opposing goalkeepers when they have to face Robin Van Persie as he has the same problem during the Arsenal practise matches! “We get bullied in training. I am not going to lie.” he said. “It is quite embarrassing sometimes playing against him in training. As a goalkeeper sometimes there is just nothing that you can do. It is quite embarrassing but I think he has improved me as a goalkeeper.”
So it seems that he learns from both Wenger AND Robin Van Persie. Considering how cocky and confident Szczesny is, it is refreshing to realize that he will listen to advice and can still get even better…….