November 21st, 2012
The Poland international made his return to the first-team in the 5-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur after sustaining ankle and rib injuries that kept him on the sidelines.
Despite the ongoing injury problems, Wenger insisted that Szczesny has always been his number one choice, but praised stand-in Vito Mannone for the way he performed in the 22-year-old’s absence. Wenger described Szczesny as a “top keeper” and urged him to prove himself as the Gunners’ first-choice.
“Mannone has done very well, he deserves a…
November 15th, 2012
The Polish international is back to full fitness after two months on the sidelines and is thought to be ready to take over from stand-in Vito Mannone.
The return of Szczesny is a huge boost for Arsene Wenger, who has been sure not to rush his first-choice goalkeeper back into action for fear of another long-term injury lay-off.
The 22-year-old has only played in two games for the Gunners this season due to rib and ankle injuries and has not featured since 15 September.
October 30th, 2012
The 22-year-old has been out of action for six weeks with an ankle injury, though he has now made his return to full training.
The Poland international has been wearing a protective boot during his recovery, but has now been given the all-clear to start playing again. Szczesny has featured just twice for Arsene Wenger’s side this season due to injuries to his ankle and rib and has not played since the 6-1 win over Southampton on 15 September.
It is thought that there is a chance the…
September 17th, 2012
Recent weeks have seen the Poland international’s position come under threat after a period out of the team through injury and the impressive performances from his understudy Vito Mannone.
Szczesny made his first team comeback this weekend in the 6-1 win over Premier League new boys Southampton. Despite Arsenal running riot, the shot-stopper had a poor game, dropping a cross to allow The Saints to score their only goal. Wenger, however, has backed the 22-year-old, claiming that he needs to be given the confidence…
April 20th, 2012
The 22-year-old has established himself as the club’s number one this term, putting in a series of impressive performances throughout the season.
The Poland shot-stopper claimed the lack of trophies to be a “big disappointment”.
“I would’ve been more satisfied if we had won any trophies,” he told the club’s official website.
“My goal at the beginning of the season was to win trophies for this club and I haven’t won any, so that’s always a big disappointment.
“But it’s my first full season in…
April 16th, 2012
The 21-year-old, who has kept five clean sheets in his last seven matches, has impressed this season with some dominant performances for a goalkeeper of his age.
Now, ahead of tonight’s Premier League match against Wigan, Wenger has singled out Szczesny for praise, claiming that he can go as far as he wants in the game.
“The talent was always there but he is maturing quickly,” said the Arsenal boss.
“I like that he is a good communicator. You have to adjust, it’s important to find a balance.
“I wouldn’t like to say publicly what…