The Polish international put in a dreadful showing in that 2-0 loss at St Mary’s Stadium, and, having been caught in the showers smoking after the game, Arsene Wenger has seemingly banished him from goalkeeping duty.
Since the 24-year-old’s absence, summer signing David Ospina has featured between the posts, and has yet to concede a goal since usurping Szczesny. The former Nice ‘keeper has put in a series of promising performances, and there is no reason for Wenger to now remove him from the squad, with the Gunners' fight for the top four now back on track.
It is this fear that Szczesny will not get back into the starting XI that worries former Polish international stopper Jan Tomaszewski, most famous for his heroic display at Wembley that prevented England from securing a passage to the 1974 World Cup. The 67-year-old believes that the Poland national team manager Adam Nawalka must visit Arsenal to discuss Szczesny’s career with him, with first-team football looking unlikely for the remainder of the season.
Quoted by Sportowefakty, Tomaszewski said: “It seems to me that Adam Nawalka should go to London to find [him] a way out of the situation, because from what I know, Wojciech will not play again until the end of the competition.”
The Polish legend continued to address Szczesny’s future, and he added that a loan move would be beneficial for the Polish international first-choice stopper.
He added: “Wojciech should look for a loan. He won't lose anything, he will continue to be bound by a contract with Arsenal, but will be able to count on regular gametime.”