As a goalkeeper, Szczesny plays for AS Roma on loan from Arsenal and for the Poland national team. Signing for Arsenal in 2006, he made his professional debut in 2009 and later became the club's first choice goalkeeper, winning two FA Cups and being the joint recipient of the 2013-14 Premier League Golden Glove with
Petr Cechbecause of keeping 16 clean sheets. Szczesny has earned more than 20 caps for Poland from his debut in 2009, and was included in the nation's squad as it co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012.
He trained at Agrykola Warsaw as a young player before taking part in a training camp with Legia Warsaw's first team at the age of fifteen and joining them afterwards.
He was born in Warsaw, Poland.