Szczesny gunning for start against Liverpool

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Wojciech Szczesny could reportedly be available for selection when Arsenal take on Liverpool on Sunday.

The Polish goalkeeper has been sidelined since sustaining a dislocated finger at the Nou Camp on March 8 but, according to The Guardian, he could return to action this weekend.

Szczesny became the Arsenal first choice after Lukasz Fabianski was ruled out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but injury to the former required Arsene Wenger to bring Jens Lehmann to the club as emergency cover.

The German custodian was unexpectedly called into action last Sunday after Manuel Almunia was injured shortly before kick off against Blackpool, but it is unlikely the 41-year-old will be required again after Wenger confirmed Szczesny was 'not far away'.

Although still inexperienced at 20-years-old, Wenger has shown faith in the Polish shot-stopper, who has been tipped to make the Arsenal no.1 his own.


It has been widely reported, however, that Wenger will invest in a reliable 'keeper when the transfer window reopens, but Arsenal legend Bob Wilson believes Szczesny can solve the Frenchman's goalkeeping troubles.

“I think you run a huge risk now [buying another keeper] with Wojciech Szczesny coming through as he is. In my opinion he has the same make up as somebody like Joe Hart, who I think will be England goalkeeper for many years to come," Wilson told Arsenal TV Online.

“That is a complete confidence in himself, his ability, a brashness about it. An ability to play for Arsenal Football Club

“Wojciech Szczesny I believe is the future in goal here. If you are good enough, you are old enough. That is the old saying."

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