The Arsenal goalkeeper became one of the Premier League’s top goalkeepers after just 18 months. This week, he showed some fancy footwork and finishing ability in a recent practice session with Poland’s national team.
The 22-year-old stopper was doing a photo session and generally goofing around at practice, when he ran up and took a shot using a special technique called the “rabona.”
The quality of the finish surprised the (never) modest Szczesny. He curled it into the far corner and bounced it off the post. With that, he was done.
Szczesny is busy preparing for the upcoming European Championship. Poland, along with Ukraine, is one of the co-hosts of the tournament, which kicks off on June 8. Szczesney will likely be his country’s starting goalkeeper.
Arsenal’s offseason will be a tense one, as the club awaits news about the future of leading scorer Robin van Persie. The Gunners’ captain has refused to commit his future to the club, and it is feared he will leave North London and take his “Player of the Year” talents with him.
But Arsenal fans should have no fear. Szczesny can do it all.
Watch Szczesny’s impressive “rabona” finish in the video below.
Photo via Flickr/Ronnie Macdonald
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