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Frustrated Gunner plans Emirates exit

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Arsenal reserve team goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny has his sights set on a move away from the Emirates due to a lack of opportunities at the club.

The Polish youngster was critical of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger - who he claims has gone back on his promise of offering the 20-year-old some first team experience.

“Despite our talks before the season, Arsène Wenger seems to forget he has a goalkeeper named Wojciech Szczęsny in the team. He is avoiding me at every occasion," Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza quotes Szczęsny as saying.

“Wenger told me to fight for a first-team place, but then he didn’t include me in the squad for the Carling Cup game.

"My friends told me not to worry, that it’s a marathon, and not a sprint. But a marathon isn’t about running in the same place for three years.

“I’m ready to play at highest level but I need a club that believes in a 20-year-old. In Arsenal there’s no such bravery. My main goal is to play for Arsenal, but if there’s a move option, we’ll have words.”

Szczęsny's comments certainly won't help Wenger relieve his goalkeeping headache. The Gunners manager has seemingly been unable to trust any of his stoppers after Jens Lehmann left north London for Stuttgart two years ago.

Manuel Almunia has struggled to make the No.1 jersey his own, while Lukasz Fabianksi continues to prove error-prone, and Wenger is expected to sign a new first choice custodian in January.

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