Gunners boss will not recall Wojciech Szczesny for Wembley trip.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to keep the faith with Lukasz Fabianski for next month’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan, reports the Independent.
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The Gunners back-up goalkeeper has started every one of the club’s FA Cup matches so far and Wenger confirmed he would play at Wembley – but refused to be drawn on whether number one Wojciech Szczesny would return if Arsenal reach the final.
The game will be Arsenal’s first semi-final since the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in 2009, in which Fabianski made two costly errors which badly knocked his confidence.
“I know that it was mostly because of me that we did not qualify for the FA Cup final. Every day I have been waking up with the game still in my mind, so it was not easy. When the season is finished, maybe I will clear it out from my mind,” said Fabianski at the time, after being beaten at the near post by Florent Malouda before rushing from his line to gift Didier Drogba the winner.
The FA Cup represents Arsenal’s best chance to end their nine-year trophy drought. If the club can beat holders Wigan, they will face either Hull City or Sheffield United in the final.
If Fabianski does play in the final in May, it is likely to be his last performance for the club because he has confirmed he’ll leave in the summer in search of first team football.