The Gunners' opinionated Pole gave fans heart palpitations by performing two Cruyff turns on Marseille forward Jordan Ayew during Tuesday's Champions League draw - the sort of trick for which Liverpool keeper Grobbelaar was infamous.
But Szczesny, 21, said: "Of course I looked good on the ball - that's why they called me the young Zinedine when I was five years old! You could see from the Marseille game that I'd like to have been an outfield player.
"Grobbelaar? I have heard of him. He can be my new role model. I'll YouTube him."