This former Arsenal goalkeeper insists that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger should stick with Wojciech Szczesny rather than stumping up the cash for Chelsea’s unhappy No.2…
Arsene Wenger has been told by Arsenal legend David Seaman to forget trying to sign Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, and instead keep faith with his Polish shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny, reports Talk Sport.
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Recent reports have suggested that the Gunners are planning a £7m approach for Cech in January, with the Czech Republic international unhappy with being behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order.
There are no guarantees that his situation will be any better at Arsenal however, and David Seaman believes Wenger should stick with Wojciech Szczesny instead.
“Wojciech is coming off his best season last season with Arsenal and I don’t think that anybody warrants taking his place because he is not making mistakes,” Seaman said.
“Arsenal are conceding goals, but it is not through goalkeeping errors that they are conceding.”
The Gunners have dropped more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side so far this season, but Seaman says this is not down to errors by the goalkeeper.
He believes there is a lack of leadership in the team, and that is something that Per Mertesacker in particular should be culpable for.
Having signed David Ospina in the summer, for the first time in a long time Arsenal have two quality and reliable keepers at their disposal. It seems unlikely that Wenger would go out and spend another £7m on a third goalkeeper, so Seaman is likely to get his wish and see Szczesny remain as Arsenal’s No.1.