At least Szczesny is still adored somewhere, even if it’s not at the Emirates.
Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny has been crowned Championship side Brentford’s goalkeeper of the decade despite only playing for the club for one season on loan.
The Pole might currently be out of favour at the Emirates Stadium for recent controversies, but he firmly remains a favourite with the Bees and their fans who have voted him their number one stopper.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) February 12, 2015
He bested the likes of Stuart Nelson, Ben Hamer, Simon Moore, Richard Lee and David Button.
It’s an even more surprising feat considering Szczesny was just 19 at the time and spent only six months with the Championship side.
Speaking several months after he had joined the club, then Brentford boss Andy Scott said: “It has reached the stage where when he lets in a goal we wonder why he hasn’t saved it.”
The now Arsenal no.1 broke into the Gunners first team the following season, showing just what an impact his time at Griffin Park has had on his eventual professional career.
He’s having a torrid time with the Gunners at the moment though, displaced since his poor showing on New Year’s Day and subsequent smoking in the showers fiasco – with David Ospina replacing him in the starting XI.
Yet reports suggest he could be back in the team to face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup this weekend and perhaps can prove he’s learnt his lesson and come back into the Arsenal first team.