Arsenal latest: Including Szczesny hope and Podolski surgery

News and gossip from the past 24 hours at The Emirates.

Woljciech Szczesny is to get another chance in goal this weekend after Arsene Wenger confirmed Lukas Fabianski will miss the weekend's game against relegated QPR. Wenger did confirm Fabianski would be fit from his rib injury a week later, leaving intrigue as to who will start in goal during the final two games of the season/

Julio Cesar’s agent has confirmed that his client will leave Loftus Road this summer. Josias Cardoso has flown in from Brazil to discuss the 33-year-old goalkeeper’s future as he looks for a ‘new team with potential’. Arsenal have been linked with the QPR goalkeeper as have AC Milan.

Lukas Podolski news has come thick and fast in the past 24 hours. First the news that the German international needs surgery on an ankle injury. He joins Jack Wilshere in going under the knife this summer. He is likely to miss Germany’s end of season friendlies with Ecuador and USA.

Podolski however has also been in the spotlight regarding his future. The German is reportedly being linked with Galatasaray.

On the site we have had a look at the comments of Cesc Fabregas in regards to his future. When asked by a Spanish Radio station where his future lied he stated rather cryptically:

"I do not know what you say and even what is written. I can only say that only I know my future."

Which failed to clear much up in regards to the long term future of the Spanish international.

Two of Arsenal’s summer transfer targets have both been linked with Italian outfit Lazio this summer. Alessandro Matri of Juventus and Lucas Biglia of Anderlecht have both been rumoured to be transfer targets for the Roman club in the summer.

Carlos Vela speculation continues to mount as the Mexican has again reaffirmed he could be on his way back to Arsenal at any moment. He only left The Gunners last summer after failing to establish himself in the first-team at the club but after an excellent debut season at Real Sociedad he has been linked with an immediate return under the terms of his current deal. He however wants to stay in Spain and claims his ‘life is at’ his new club and he wants to play Champions League football with them next term.

Arsenal have announced a new business partnership with Kenyan based banking firm Imperial Bank. It will see the club produce branded debit cards for the banks customers across both Kenya and Uganda and is a major step into the African business market.

What are your thoughts on everything Arsenal on the 2nd May 2013?

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