Wojciech Szczesny could come back into the Arsenal team tomorrow after Arsene Wenger revealed that Lukas Fabianski is a ‘major doubt’ for the game against Everton.
The elder of the two Poles took a kick to the ribs and will be assessed tomorrow, but should he miss out then it’s like Szczesny will return to first team action for the first time in almost 6 weeks.
His last appearance was in the 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane, and although he hasn’t even made the bench for the last couple of games he was backed by the Arsenal manager after the decision to drop him.
“We are in a competitive world, he has nearly played 100 games for this club and at his age that is absolutely fantastic,” said Wenger at the time.
“He has a great future. He is a very young goalkeeper. You do not find very many goalkeepers at his age who have the experience he has already. That’s why I believe he has a great future. But he lives in a world where competition exists.”
With Fabianski out of contract this summer, and unlikely to sign a new deal, this could be a chance for Szczesny to reassert himself as the number 1 goalkeeper, with Wenger hoping the ‘rest’ will see him refocused and, hopefully, returning to form.