Arsene Wenger wants to reward Wojciech Szczesny with a new Arsenal contract - after the keeper admitted he has learnt his lesson.

Szczesny and his advisers have already held a first round of talks about extending his current deal with the Gunners which expires in 2015.

It is seen as recognition that the 23-year-old Poland international has come back strongly after being dropped last season and has now re-established himself as No1 with a string of excellent performances.

Arsenal boss Wenger looked at bringing in a new keeper in the summer but Szczesny's form over recent weeks has convinced him that he is his No1 for keeps.

Szczesny admitted that he refocused after losing his place.

He said: "Looking back now it was a good lesson for me one that I needed at the time.

"I definitely have got sharper since then I have worked harder in training and it worked back then for me and I have carried on doing it.

"I am feeling like I am a bit more consistent at the moment. I am trying to do the same thing all over again and it seems to be getting the best out of me.

"We are winning and that is the most important thing. I am getting to the point in my career where all I care about is the team and if the team wins I am happy.