The Pole came in for David Ospina for the FA Cup semi-final.
Arsenal are through to the FA Cup final after overcoming a stern test from Championship side Reading at Wembley. The club from Berkshire put in an excellent performance and in the end were unlucky not to be celebrating a trip to their first ever FA Cup final.
Arsenal were not at their best. Several players performed below par and the truth is, they were thankful for a mistake from Adam Federici for the goal.
One man who became a topic of debate among Gunners fans after the game was goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Pole is now second choice stopper at The Emirates, but starts in cup games, with Colombian David Ospina stepping aside.
He was ropey in his performance. Criticism on him for conceding the goal is perhaps harsh. If he could have saved it, he would have. The deflection from Kieran Gibbs was key and the stopper was already falling in the wrong direction.
But his decision making was troubling and he didn't look to be the most confident of stoppers. Of course that is likely, considering he has been dropped and not played since the 9th March, he didn't perform to badly.
But what did Arsenal fans think of his performance?
Views were mixed on Twitter...
I just hope and wish Arsene Wenger will not start with Szczesny for the FA Cup Final. I don't trust the lad at... http://t.co/TGe58HEkfs— Gertrude Gachugu (@GetGachugu) April 19, 2015
Szczesny didn't really have a bad game he made a few bad decisions but he hasn't played in a month. But in the sun he gets ripped apart.— Deccy Pry (@deccypry) April 19, 2015
@LewisD28 yesterday Szczesny made me realise how much safer I feel with Ospina between the sticks.— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) April 19, 2015
Its okay to keep faith if a mistake is made once in a while, but doing it every game you play is pushing it! #Szczesny— Alexis's Left Thigh. (@SreeSince91) April 19, 2015
People are being way too harsh on Szczesny. He probably wouldn't have made that 'mistake' if Bellerin and Monreal were playing.— FG (@FunnyGooner) April 18, 2015
'I feel sorry for him, I really do.' Oh, but you didn't feel sorry for Szczesny when he conceded a deflection he could do little about?— Raf (@TheFalseNein) April 18, 2015
Deflection off Gibbs two yards from the goal meant Szczesny had little or no chance. Harsh to blame the keeper.— FG (@FunnyGooner) April 18, 2015
Remember all those times I said I still thought Szczesny was better than ospina? I take it all back.— YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) April 18, 2015