Wojciech Szczesny
Szczesny played in five of Arsenal six FA Cup ties on their way to victory at Wembley.Getty Images

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has pledged his future to the FA Cup winners despite being ousted from the number one position by David Ospina.

Szczesny began the campaign as first choice in north London but several uncertain displays culminating in the 2-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year's Day saw him replaced by Ospina for the second half of the campaign.

The Colombian's introduction coincided with Arsenal's rapid improvement which saw them finish third in the Premier League and win their second trophy in as many seasons when they retained the FA Cup following victory over Aston Villa.

Arsene Wenger admitted in April that it was "difficult" to assess whether Szczesny would remain at Arsenal having been consigned to appearances in the club's domestic cup run, where he played in five of the club's six games on their way to victory at Wembley.

But the 25-year-old is content with his peripheral role in the Arsenal team and has no plans to leave the club amid speculation regarding interest in signing Chelsea stopper Petr Cech.

"I am very grateful for the manager, he has been good with me over these last couple of months and has shown all the faith in the world in me," he said after the 4-0 win over Villa.

"I am very thankful for the chance to play in the cup final and am very glad of a clean sheet. You [media] like to speculate, but I am happy where I am.

"I have got all the support in the world from the manager and I have fantastic relations with him, so you can stop the gossip now because I am here for good. I will stay."

Competition for places across the Arsenal team is expected to be fiercer than ever come next season, with a host of players including Carl Jenkinson and Lukas Podolski, returning from loan spells while Wenger has not yet ruled out making a flurry of transfers this summer.