We all love Wojciech Szczesny here at Daily Cannon.
While everyone and their dog have been speculating that he could be set for the exit door this summer after being dropped for his bad game at St. Mary’s, we stuck to our guns – there is no way he’ll be leaving in the summer. If Petr Cech can stick around at Chelsea for a full season after losing his starting spot on a permanent basis, surely the Pole would stay and fight for his place, a place that is by no means out of his reach as it is in the case of the Chelsea keeper.
So it’s somewhat alarming to read Arsene Wenger’s comments on the future of the Woj and his inability to guarantee that he will still be with us when the new season starts in August.
“I replaced Wojciech because he had a bad game,” Wenger said. “I still think he is a great goalkeeper and I want him as well to have the opportunity to show that.
“He has trained well, and he’s very focused. As I told you many times it is our job to fight for our places. No matter how difficult it is, it is part of your job.
“I watched PSG against Barcelona and they played their No 2 goalkeeper in the Champions League game. Why? Because you need to give them competition as well.
“Take any goalkeeper at any club, you don’t have many who play absolutely all the games in Europe. They need their moments of breather where they can recharge and focus again
“At the moment – I hope [he has a long-term future at Arsenal] yes. But, at the moment, it is very difficult to answer that question you know.
“What is important is Saturday.”
Since Colombian David Ospina took his place in the first team, he has gone on to earn the best win percentage of any player in the history of the Premier League – ever – and Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a move this summer for Cech.
Is it time for Wojciech Szczesny to move on? Should the club let him go or force him to stay and fight for his spot?