Born on 18 April 1990 in Warsaw, Wojciech Szczesny spent his formative years with local side Legia Warsaw before moving to Arsenal as a 16-year-old.
After finding his feet in London, the Polish international made his debut in September 2009 and, upon returning from a loan spell with Brentford in 2010, he established himself as the Gunners’ first-choice keeper for the next five seasons.
Szczesny celebrated two FA Cups, a Community Shield and the 2013-14 Premier League Golden Glove Award during his time with Arsenal.
In 2015, Roma secured Szczesny’s services for a loan spell that ultimately lasted two years, comprising of 72 appearances in Serie A and a further nine in the Champions League, ending the 2016/17 season with the highest number of clean sheets in the league (14).
While his undoubted agility and athleticism make him one of Europe’s standout shot-stoppers, Szczesny’s charisma and class also make him one of the game’s great personalities.