Wojciech Szczesny has lost his place to David Ospina between the sticks.
Arsenal’s legendary goalkeeper Bob Wilson has backed the dropped Wojciech Szczesny to reclaim his starting place from David Ospina, according to Sky Sports.
The Polish international has been restricted to just two appearances – both in the FA Cup – since he was caught smoking in the showers following the defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day, but Wilson is confident that the 24-year-old has enough quality to oust Ospina.
“From the time Wojciech got into the Arsenal first team, there were a lot who asked if he was good enough and I thought this boy has the potential to really be a solid, outstanding goalkeeper. I still believe that because he is – for his position – still relatively young,” Wilson explained.
Despite the reprimand, Szczesny is expected to keep his cup place when Arsene Wenger’s side travel to Old Trafford, to face Manchester United for a place at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Defeat for the Gunners may potentially end Szczesny’s first-team involvement this season, as the Columbian keeper Ospina was also preferred in their most recent Champions League game, against Monaco.