Wojciech Szczesny to face West Ham today as he prepares for Arsenal first-team return

The jury is still out on whether Vito Mannone is accomplished enough to be Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper, and it seems that he is about to be usurped by the returning Wojciech Szczesny very shortly.

The young Pole has not played a competitive game for the Gunners since he was ruled out with an ankle injury during a game against Southampton two months ago, but Arsene Wenger has arranged for him to play for the U21s against West Ham reserves today and has hinted he could be back in the first team squad on Saturday if he comes through okay.

Wenger said yesterday: “Maybe Wojciech has a little chance to be in the squad because he will play tomorrow [Friday] with the under-21s. If he gets through I might take him in the squad.”

With Arsenal’s second-choice stopper Lukasz Fabianski recently given a set-back which means he will be out of action for another two months at least, it could be crucial for Arsenal to get Szczesny back as quick as possible, especially with St Totteringhams Day arriving very soon……

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10 thoughts on “Wojciech Szczesny to face West Ham today as he prepares for Arsenal first-team return

  1. imran

    well, for me, we have very good TEAM… N still many players have to come…!!! 1nc all are injury free, than there will b great entertainment again!
    for a moment, i thnk, AW is very very big problem, i always love him but now I think , he cant manage this team any more… REASONS:
    *** quality like WALCOT ARSHAVIN OX on bench, n out of position players like RAMSEY n GERVINHO on pitch!

    *** Sticked Wid SANTOS, totaly stubborness!

    *** no PLAN B, n same failed formation, tactics n players again n again on pitch, n we were totally exposed! LOOK, EVERY 1 KNWS SANTOS IS NOT GOOD DEFENDER N AW RISKS HIM IN MANY IMPORTANT GAMES LIKE IN SCHALKA 04 thn MANURE N THY KNW WE HAVE TO ATTACK FROM LEFT AS SANTOS IS USELESS! n we were coasted HEAVILY!
    LET ARSENAL ATTACK FROM RIGHT AS THERE IS USELESS OUTPLACED RAMSEY, SANTOS N RAMSEY, MADE RIGHT N LEFT SIDE CRIPPLED AS PODOLSKI N SAGNA BECOME INEFFECTIVE TOO!

    I think we just need a leader, who can lead our TEAM, mean defensively we are very very much strong, but the problem is thy just some time loose focus n conceed goal, Only EVRA goal seems to me a goal tht we should conceed rest were all mistakes n not focused!
    we need a leader, a man who can lead us, VERMAELEN dont speak much, we need some 1 one, ARTETA may b cox he continiously speaks n is very loyal!
    Look, 2 goals UP, there should b some 1 who leads TEAM, come on we cant loose now!
    GOOD TEAM , but just lacking proper management n SPIRIT!

    very good players, deadly finisher PODOLSKI , aerial power GIROUD, speedy n pacy WALLCOT, CAZOLRA, WILSHERE, we just need good MANAGER who can manage n dont stick to 1 plan, there should b many many strategies as there are very verstile players!

    BOULD has done exceptional work in Defence, but just loosing LEADER SHIP IN TEAM! n its costing Us Heavily, WE NEED A LEADER ON PITCH N SORRRY TO SAY FOR WENGER, NEW MANAGER TOO!
    WENGER MUST SCOUT, UP IN BOARD N YOUTH DEVELOPMENT!

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  2. leo

    please arsenal must sign a new striker like llorente/huntelaar henry would be a good backup additon & keep hold of theo & sagna everyday there is new problem for arsenal wtf is ivan gazdis doing

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  3. neil moxon

    Szczesny should not walk straight back into the team Mannone hasn’t done anything wrong,let Szcznsey fight for his place it will make him more hungry and will work harder
    for his place.

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  4. leo

    wow heard david villa was involved in another bust up with messi according to the catalan media he could leave in jan wenger & the greedy fu*king board please get villa & llorente even though he is 30 he still has another 4 years left would be better than 35 year old henry though henry won’t be bad either COYG

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  5. leo

    reports say chelsea wants villa as well then maybe they could drop falcao interest hope wenger gets someone for once for the fans the board needs to do something WE WANT OUR ARSENAL BACK

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  6. youngold gunner

    Good to hear szczezny is soon to be back cause manone ISNT good enough to be our no.1

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  7. COYG

    I don’t think its fair on mannone. For the last 2 games he’s been our best player, he has improved immensely and he really is staking his claim to be our number 1. Szcezsny has to fight for his place. He can’t just walk into the squad

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  8. SHABS

    Heyy LEO what Lolrente comes and fails what will you say, some people like you beleive in big names but it doesn’t meen when he comes he will be a success. he may fail too like Chamack. Why don’t u be patient for Girou. this guy will score goals for me i see that in him

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  9. Blazor

    I am not excited that szchesney is back, it is the contrary. I dread to see that guy on the pitch, what a waste of game and it is unfair to Mannone who had been much superior to Szchesney at every level. Wenger should get rid of him before he loses his appeal to potential buyers if there is one. Give Ramsey to another team for free, I guarantee you the team will benefit not lose, did you notice the improvement in the team last Tuesday, if we had him in the squad, we would lose that game. On the other hand, It was sweet to hear that Rosicky is back to training, now that is an exciting news, the guy is such a class. He is one of the main reason I am watching Arsenal besides Diaby who is another exceptional player. I hope Wenger allow these gifted players start the game together and get rid of the flaps.

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  10. Billy

    Since when has Mannone been playing well? Have I missed something? We have 3/4 shit keepers but Schezney is definately the best one…

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