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Szczesny Confirms He’ll Start in Goal for Arsenal against United

Szczesny reveals how many goals he will concede tonight

Wojciech Szczesny will start for Arsenal against Manchester United tonight in a game which could send either team to the top of the table.  Szczesny confirmed the news by replying to a Polish journalist, who texted him over the speculation; when asked if he would ‘play against Manchester’, Szczesny replied: ‘Yes, and I’m really happy about it.’

Fabianski is said to have a groin injury and will not be risked, and despite Almunia declaring himself fit, the Spaniard will be overlooked.

The 20 year-old Polish goalkeeper has only 3 appearances for Arsenal’s first team, but will be thrown in at the deep end as he comes face to face with a strike force, who, on their day are one of the best in the world in Rooney and Berbatov. However, Wenger has seen something in Szczesny in his time at the club, and thinks he has all the qualities to cope with players like these, as in January 2010, the Frenchman said:

“I really believe in him that he will one day be Arsenal’s No 1. He has all the qualities you want from a goalkeeper”

Is today the day that he becomes Arsenal’s number one? In such a big game against good opposition, there is no doubt, he will have plenty of time to prove himself. But there is also little doubt that the move to put such an inexperienced goalkeeper in to a big game so fast is a bit of a risk – especially as Manuel Almunia has declared himself fit.

Tell me what you think!

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  1. bob

    December 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    but arsene ‘knows’ ?

  2. hughie

    December 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    lucky goal, we were average- ah well

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