Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is delighted with his promotion to the reserve-team.
"I am happy to be making the move up a level of course, and I will continue to do my best and improve," he told Arsenal.com. "But I want to prove myself to be better than that. If I get a chance to show I can cope in an even harder environment then I will do it.
"For now I feel ready [for the Reserves]. I improved a lot for the Under-18s last season and I felt, with our good team in front of me, sometimes it was too easy and my concentration slipped. I have been waiting for my chance to move up and it is here now and I want to be 100 per cent ready to perform for them."
At the age of 15 he appeared for the Legia Warsaw first-team, so in that way a move into the Arsenal Academy was a backwards step.
But Szczesny added: "Coming to a team like Arsenal is such a lovely job.
"Here you can focus on football. I love that, I love to train everyday and it is all I need from life.
"I am happy in London for the reason that I play football for the best club in the world Â I don't need anything else."