The great Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman has been discussing the battle for the permanent Number One spot between David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny, and the 51 year-old believes that it is up to the Pole to fight to regain his place in the Gunners Starting XI.
“Wojciech has a big choice now, but he has still got loads of time, I did not join Arsenal until I was 26,” said Seaman in the Independent.
“It is about how he reacts, and what does the player want – does he want to play as a number one? Or is he happy being at a big club as a number two?
“It is all about his ambition. If he wants to be a number one somewhere, then how long is he going to have to wait?
“But if he leaves Arsenal, then it won’t be the same level, because it is not until after they go, that all these guys realise how good Arsenal is.”
There has been much talk about Petr Cech coming to the Emirates next season, and if he does then I can’t see any future for Szczesny at Arsenal, but we also have to remember that Wenger has sent Emiliano Martinez out to Rotherham on loan, perhaps to get him ready to be understudy to Ospina during the next campaign?
The youngster has always performed admirably when called to the first team and I wouldn’t be surprised if Wenger promoted him if Szczesny leaves, but it would seem that is up to the young Pole to decide whether he wants to stay and fight for his place or not….