Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation has been the subject of debate for many seasons now, so what is really going on?
Once bitten twice shy?
I was reminded this week of my heartbreak when Cesc Fabregas left The Arsenal for sunnier climes. For his eight years at the club, I was the Spaniard’s biggest fan. I might have worshipped him more than King Henry, or even the maestro himself – Dennis Bergkamp – right up until the day he departed for Barcelona.
But why is this relevant to Arsenal’s goalkeeping conundrum?
Well, when Lee asked me who my current favourite player was, back in 2011 when we were designing our column artwork, I chose our Polish Cockney, one Wojciech Szczesny.
To me, his heady mix of skill, potential and comedy made him someone I enjoyed as a person as well as a player. Until Lee changed things up, Szcz decorated every column I wrote, towering over Ashley Cole in triumph.
Just as I didn’t want Cesc to leave, I’m worried the club’s stance on our number one is somewhat different to my own.
Our two best keepers at the club – by a country mile – are Petr Cech and Wojciech Szczesny.
Which you prefer probably depends on whether you enjoy a flutter or not.