With Arsenal´s summer signing David Ospina still in impressive form and showing no real signs of giving up his new role as the starting keeper for the Gunners in the Premier League, Wojciech Szczesny will have been looking forward to the FA cup clash with Middlesborough today.
Arsene Wenger usually uses his reserve keeper for these domestic cup games anyway but he told the Poland international at the start of the week that he would be starting. So Shezzer will have been preparing all week to put in a really impressive performance in the hope of getting his number one status back at the club.
And if he ever needed a confidence boost it was right now. So the news reported a couple of days ago that Szczesny’s brilliant spell on loan with Brentford as a 19-year old has been recognised by their fans. They voted the Arsenal keeper as their best player of the last decade despite him only playing for them 28 times.
I’m sure that will have given the 24-year old stopper a nice lift and set him up perfectly for this game against the Championship table-toppers today. And just as well because he needs to play out of his skin to have a chance of ousting our Colombian international star. But can he do it Gooners?