Arsenal 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny voted goalie of the decade at Brentford

The Bees are still fond of the out of favour Pole.

It has been a tough time recently for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Polish stopper was out of form and then out of favour, after allegedly smoking in the dressing room after defeat to Southampton in January.

Since then he has only played once, in the 3-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup. Summer signing David Ospina has taken over the number one jersey at Arsenal. The other bad news for the Pole is this, the Colombian is looking more the part than Szczesny ever did.

With that in mind it is fair to say it is pretty gloomy for the young stopper at the moment. But here is something that should cheer him up. While he is fast becoming a forgotten man at Arsenal they have not forgotten him at Brentford.

In fact, the club's fans voted him their goalkeeper of the decade for the Football League Awards today.


Szczesny beat the likes of current stopper David Button, now Leicester City stopper Ben Hamer and former Watford man Richard Lee to the accolade.

Szczesny was on loan at the club in the 2009-10 season, while they were still in League One. It was his here he got his first real taste of English football and he took to it with aplomb. He is still fondly remembered for performances against Leeds United and a penalty save v Wycombe Wanderers.

Nowadays he is out-of-favour at Arsenal but with Brentford pushing for promotion, maybe one day he can be reuinited with the Griffin Park faithful who think of him so highly.

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