Wojciech Szczesny

Arsene Wenger believes that Wojciech Szczesny has all the qualities to reach legendary status at Arsenal.

The Gunners manager insists that the Arsenal topper is showing signs of improvement and has already secured his 50th clean sheet of his career against Marseille in their 2-0 win in the Champions League.

The 23-year-old is only the 11th Arsenal player to achieve this and has a better game to clean-sheet ratio than the likes Jens Lehmann, John Lukic and Pat Jennings. The signs are encouraging as he is yet to reach his peak as a goalkeeper and will improve on many fronts as he gains experience.

The young Pole is also first choice for Poland and marshalled the posts in their 2-0 defeat against England in the World Cup qualifiers at Wembley last month.

Wenger can see the ingredients in Szczesny necessary to make it big at the Emirates and the stopper is not disappointing this season, with important saves that Marseille, Crystal Palace and Southampton in recent weeks.

"Yes, he can be one of the best. You have to question a little bit the defenders as well [when you consider clean sheet stats] because you're part of a team and sometimes too many individual stats can lead you to conclusions that are not as obvious as that," Wenger told www.arsenal.com.

"But what I am sure is that he has the potential to be a historical goalkeeper for Arsenal Football Club. That will depend on how much he will continue to focus, to have the desire to be better, to have the desire to put the hard work in.

"If you look around at different clubs you see how quickly a goalkeeper can lose confidence, how quickly a goalkeeper can lose all his qualities. The level of urgency in this position has to be absolutely 100%.

"He is a very young man. I personally believe his composure is better, his reading of the game is better, his level of concentration is much stronger and that comes out with his numbers. He is still a very young goalkeeper because he's at an age where other goalkeepers start to play," he said.