The Polish shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny has been on the bench since his howlers against Southampton – followed by the badly-timed smoking incident, but Arsene Wenger has repeatedly said that Szczesny is still considered to be Arsenal’s Number One keeper.
With that in mind, Wenger may decide that the 23 year-old has served his punishment and theenforced rest may have made him realise that he has to up his performance if he is to retain his place, although Wenger refused to confirm his decision one way or the other. When asked in the pre-match conference who would get the nod against Man City, Le Prof said: “I have not decided yet. Ospina has done well.
“I rate Szczesny highly but I don’t think any individual will be our problem on Sunday – it will be our team commitment. No matter who plays, it’s important that the team performs and that the guy who plays, plays well.”
It’s a fair answer, and it gives both keepers a reason to try their hardest in training to impress Le Boss. We all know that Szczesny has hardly kept any clean sheets this season while Ospina has had two in his performances against Hull and Stoke, who can hardly be called stiff opposition.
Considering the importance of tomorrows fixture, who would you put between the sticks?