Monday, 24 March 2014

Report: Szczesny set to be dropped for Swansea clash

Arsene Wenger is considering axing Wojciech Szczesny from the starting line up for tomorrow's Premier League clash with Swansea.

According to the Daily Star, the Poland international's performance at Stamford Bridge has worried the Arsenal manager so much that he looks set to replaced by compatriot Lukasz Fabianski.

Szczesny failed to dive for Andre Schurrle's goal - Chelsea's second of the game. And questions were also raised about why the goalkeeper didn't cleanly catch the ball in the build up to Chelsea's fifth goal.

Szczesny has started in all Premier League games for the Gunners this season, recording 13 clean sheets. However there were questions raised of his handling during the north London derby win over Spurs early in the second half when he dropped the ball twice in quick succession at the beginning of the second half.

Fabianski on the other hand has been in excellent form when called upon this season with four superb performances in the FA Cup, including a man of the match display against Liverpool. He also put in a strong display against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Gunners Champions League tie with the Germans while Szczesny was suspended.

If Wenger does indeed drop Szczesny for the visit of Swansea it wouldn't be the first time he's been dropped during a vital stage of the season. Twelve months ago the Frenchman axed the 23-year-old from the side which won at the Allianz Arena against Munich. The Gunners then went on to win ten of their remaining 12 games, drawing the other two, securing fourth place from the clutches of their north London rivals.

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