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Szczesny to Start As Fans Turn Against Almunia

Wojciech Szczesny Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Arsenal at the Camp Nou stadium on March 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  Barcelona won 3-1.

Arsenal’s very promising goalkeeper Wojciech Sczcesny will start against Liverpool for the first time since he dislocated his finger in the Champions League loss at the hands of Barcelona. The 20 year-old has made a swift recovery since his injury in early March, and has returned quicker than expected, as he was initially thought to be out until the end of April at least.

The Polish ‘keeper will celebrate his 21st birthday on the 18th of this month, which he will hope to celebrate in good spirits after a win at the Emirates to a Liverpool side who travel on the back of thrashing a poor Manchester City by three goals to nothing.

Jens Lehmann had to step in for the Blackpool game last week, due to a knee injury to Almunia in the warm up. Almunia’s injury came to the apparent relief of the majority of Arsenal fans who voted on my poll issued just after the Blackpool game on who they would rather in the Arsenal goal for the remainder of the season. Lehman came out with a massive 92% of the votes! The poll came be seen here.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said:

“Szczesny will play. It’s a big surprise for us because we thought his season was over. But he was given the green light four weeks after the Barcelona game and he has had a full week of training.

“Jens wants to help out when needed and he knows the rule. I want to congratulate him on the game he played.”

Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBSFootball



  1. cakesoap

    April 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    the best news ever that an arsenal fun needs 2 hear.gunner 4 lyf

  2. Stevo

    April 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Great news. Now can we just get rid of Almunia he is done at arsenal and arsenal are just wasting money on paying him week after week.

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