Wojciech Szczesny has double reasons to be cheerful on Saturday as he celebrates his 25th birthday and a recall to the side for Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Championship outfit Reading at Wembley.
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It has not been the best of seasons for the Polish goalkeeper after he was dropped following the league game against Southampton on New Years Day and has since replaced by Colombian international David Ospina between the sticks.
In the aftermath of the 2-0 defeat at St Mary’s there was reports of him smoking in the shower, however he has since apologised for his actions.
Earlier in the week Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was tight-lipped on Szczesny’s long-term future at the club amid interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Nevertheless the 25-year-old has been confirmed to start his first game since the quarter-final victory against Manchester United last month and his return to the starting line-up has been of much a debate on social media:
Happy birthday Wojciech Szczesny, our Pole in goal. Just leave the celebratory cigs till after the game
— Kiminho (@OfficialKimJane) April 18, 2015
To celebrate his birthday Szczesny will let in 4 goals. ???? — Cian (@noIookpass) April 18, 2015
Really mad szczesny is starting today.
— Crown Prince (@Twinsena) April 18, 2015
Szczesny could cost us the game today. Hope it doesnt come down to him. Dont trust him anymore
— Kunal (@kunaldayaram) April 18, 2015
Szczesny costed us a trophy, Fabianski won us a trophy
— Arsenal Edition (@ArsenalEdition) April 18, 2015