Search

Arsenal boss outlines goalkeeper plans after Szczesny’s return

14:50 20 November 2012

Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal goalkeeper. Photo: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal goalkeeper. Photo: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Arsene Wenger has told goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to show he is Arsenal’s number one after he made his return from injury in Saturday’s 5-2 defeat of Tottenham.

Wenger praised Italian stopper Vito Mannone for deputising in Szczesny’s absence but expects the Poland international to prove his status as Arsenal’s first choice now that he’s back to full fitness.

“Mannone has done very well, he deserves a lot of credit,” said Wenger.

“Wojciech has the qualities. He has played only one game [since his injury].

“At the start of the season, he was number one, played well, then moved out of the team for injury, and then moved back.

“In my head, he was number one, so he gets the chance to show he is number one.

“In between Mannone has done very well. It is now down to the performances of Wojciech. He has the qualities, he is a top keeper.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

17:00
Essex under-18s celebrate a goal

Three levels bring home points for representatives

Surrey
15:00
East Ham Active are organising a walking football event this month

Event takes place two days after Christmas

14:15
Cardiff City's Ravel Morrison. Picture: EMPICS Sport

Morrison future still in doubt at Upton Park

Sam Allardyce
Vlad Sighiartau has been in good form for Newham

Newham have two matches against Eton Manor before Christmas

Jack Sawyer

Most read sport

Cook congratulates employees on one of the biggest year’s in Apple’s history.

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

People are divided and it’s definitely following a pattern.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition