“It's a serious matter,” the ex-Polish international said. “If I were in his place I would wonder whether there are still opportunities to play at Arsenal and wouldn't wait as long as [Lukasz] Fabianski, because you can see that Arsene Wenger is firmly set on David Ospina.”
By not waiting as long as Fabianski, Dudek means that Szczesny should consider leaving the club as early as possible with first-team opportunities looking unlikely. Fabianski only left the Gunners last summer, despite making only 78 appearances for them over seven campaigns.
He has since signed for Swansea City, becoming a key figure, and has shown his impressive ability in a number of good displays.
It is the Swansea man who is now considered the most likely first-choice stopper for Poland due to Szczesny’s lack of action, and one would think that he will look for a move away from the Emirates at the end of this season.
It is hard to imagine which club would be willing to take a chance of Szczesny, having endured a torrid season. Despite winning the Premier League Golden Gloves during the last campaign, the 24-year-old has failed to impress this term, and there is no club of equal stature as Arsenal who would be expected to move for him.
However, the Polish international should willingly look to drop to a smaller club to secure valuable playing time, taking stock of Fabianski’s success since his transfer to Swansea.