Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that he is unsure whether Wojciech Szczesny has a future at the Emirates, but conceded he would like to keep the stopper.
The 24-year-old has been with the club since 2006, and became the number one choice in 2011. It appeared at the beginning of this season that his place could be under threat with the arrival of David Ospina, who had an excellent World Cup with Colombia, but Wenger stuck by the Polish international.
However, a fairly disappointing campaign this season was compounded by a poor performance against Southampton on New Year’s Day. He was arguably at fault for both of the goals in the 2-0 loss, and was later caught smoking in the showers. Since then, Ospina has been handed the gloves for the Premier League, whilst Szczesny has been restricted to the FA Cup.
According to The Independent, he will start in the weekend’s semi-final against Reading. Nevertheless, Wenger confirmed that as much as he would like to keep him, it is difficult to predict what the future holds for the keeper.
When asked about whether he will be staying, the Frenchman responded: “I hope, yes.
“But at the moment it is very difficult to answer that question, you know. What is important is Saturday,” he said.