Arsenal boss Wenger praises Szczesny for response after axing

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with Wojciech Szczesny's performance in victory at QPR.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with Wojciech Szczesny's performance in victory at QPR.

Szczesny, who may still be ousted by a big name keeper signing this summer with German Rene Adler on their hit-list, has clearly responded to the competition from Lukasz Fabianski.

Wenger said: “Of course I expected that reaction from him. That’s what you have seen with people like Seaman and Lehmann. When I took them out, they came back stronger. He’s done well, he’s in a good frame of mind.

“It was a very great save, it shows the importance of a goalkeeper. We needed him once and he got there. Remy took the shot very well and very early and you needed a special save. I honestly thought it was in.

“He looks like he has got his confidence back. I have a decision to make, one more decision. I must give him credit because he has responded very well to competition.

“When he came back he was sharper than when I left him out.”

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