Arsene Wenger has put his faith in Wojciech Szczesny and backed the Pole to have a great season, however the Arsenal boss has not shut the door on signing another goalkeeper.
The club have been looking for a goalie all summer but have so far failed to lure one to the Emirates. Szczesny was dropped towards the end of last season sue to a dip in from but Wenger believes the keeper is back to his best after good displays in the last few games.
He looked nervous in the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa but has made crucial saves in the following three fixtures which has pleased his manager.
“He is over the problems he had last season. He had a dip in form, but has come back at the end of the season with good form and a good run, overall for me he is back to his best.”
“We forget he is a boy who is only in his third season in the Premier League. He is only 23, for a goalkeeper that is very young.”
“He was third then last season fourth in the Premier League, for such a young goalkeeper, that is not a bad achievement.”
“I am sure you will see a great season from Szczesny, and I rate Fabianski very highly, which is why I think we have two very good goalkeepers.”
Despite his apparent faith in his Polish shot-stoppers, the club have been continually linked with goalkeepers across Europe including Iker Casillas, Emiliano Viviano, Julio Cesar and Asmir Begovic. The option of brining in someone else is not completely closed.
“When Mannone went, we were open to having a third goalkeeper, because if something happens, you are quickly very short.”
“We have Emi Martinez as number three, but he has no experience at all in the Premier League, that is why we always had an eye open, and this position is not completely closed.”