Arsene Wenger says goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has a "great future" at Arsenal despite being dropped to the bench before the international break.
The Poland keeper was overlooked by Wenger for Arsenal's recent wins over Bayern Munich and Swansea, with Lukasz Fabianski taking his place in the starting line-up.
While the decision sparked outspoken comments from Szczesny's father, the 22-year-old has quickly distanced himself from the criticism of Wenger, and the Arsenal manager has expressed his confidence in the developing keeper.
Wenger said: "I haven't spoken to him (about his father's comments), but I believe he responded very well. There is a not a lot more to say.
"We are in a competitive world, he has played 100 games for this club and at his age that is absolutely fantastic.
"That (100 appearances) is a huge credit to him, something absolutely fantastic and shows he has a great future.
"What is happening to him at the moment is just a normal process of any career - we had (Jens) Lehmann, (David) Seaman, they had their blips and their periods where they were less good, even when they were more experienced than Wojciech.
"Wojciech has a great future. He is a very young goalkeeper. You do not find very many goalkeepers at his age who have the experience he has already, that is why I believe he has a great future, but he lives in a world where competition exists."