Now that Petr Cech has finally been confirmed as an Arsenal player, here are lots of discussions about the fate of other three shotstoppers. David Ospina is the one that most people are expecting to leave as he has definitely earned a first team place in a top team after his performances for Arsenal and Colombia, but we all know who we would rather see on their way out of the Emirates.
Now the Szczesny Out Brigade have received support from an unexpected source, as the Polish goalkeeping legend Jan Tomaszewski believes that Wenger lied to Wojciech about the possibility of winning back his first team place. The Pole was quoted as saying: “In January I spoke to [Poland manager] Adam Nawalka and he said that Arsene Wenger had told him that if Szczesny worked hard in training he would play again soon.
“It turned out that he didn’t tell the truth. I’m sure that when Szczesny said that he was going to stay at Arsenal, he didn’t know that Cech was going to come because Wenger didn’t tell him about his plans. Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.”
The fact is that Szczesny has lost his place to Fabianski in the Polish national team, and with Cech displacing him at Arsenal he will also have little chance of winning his place back. Tomaszewski has made it clear that Szczesny should be considering his future very carefully. “Wojciech must be devastated,” Tomaszewski continued. “This [Petr Cech transfer] is a big problem also for the Polish national team.
“I remember when I was in Dublin before the Republic of Ireland versus Poland match, everyone was asking me just one question: if [Jakub] Blaszczykowski and Szczesny would play. That meant everyone was afraid of him.
“For me Wojciech is still Poland’s number one, world class goalkeeper but after Cech’s transfer he has no chance to play at Arsenal and for Poland. It could be end of his career in national team.”
I am afraid that most Arsenal fans definitely disagree that Szczesny is world-class but I’m sure we will give him our full support if he decides it is time to sever his relationship with Arsenal this summer….