Souness: Arsenal never gave Lukasz Fabianski a chance

Sky's Grame Souness criticised Arsenal yesterday over their handling of Lukasz Fabianski.

Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness criticised Arsenal on Sky Sports over the way they handled goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Souness was debating with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry what the Gunners needed to become genuine title contenders next year and the pair agreed that a goalkeeper should be the priority.

Souness claimed that the Pole had the ability to become a top quality number one for the club, but was never given the chance to impress under Arsene Wenger.

“He always had the ability to be a top quality goalkeeper but Arsenal never gave him a chance – He’s now at a club giving him what he wants,” he said.

David Ospina started the game against Manchester United yesterday with Wojciech Szczesny on the bench, with the latter having seen his stock plummet over the course of the season.

Ospina is a perfectly capable shot stopper, but whether he’s got it in him to make the same sort of difference that David De Gea has made for Manchester United is doubtful.

Improving his options between the sticks is definitely something that Wenger has the resources to do if he wants to go along that route and there are options, with Petr Cech likely to leave Chelsea and the Gunners linked by the Daily Mail.

As for Fabianski, he’s settled as the number one with Swansea and all parties have moved on and the Gunners need to focus on the potential of signing a world class player rather than looking back at what may have been.

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