Wojciech Szczesny is a man whose name would have been unfamiliar to the ears of most football fans before Arsenal stuttered to defeat at Old Trafford earlier this week, but he now appears to be poised to grab hold of his chance to become the next young goalkeeper to impress at the highest level in the Premier League.
Although the English press and those regularly placing free sports bet have so far focused solely upon Joe Hart as the prime example of a hugely talented young goalkeeper keeping his cool in between the sticks, Arsene Wenger has long held his young Pole Szczesny in high regard at the club, frequently predicting that he is going to occupy the number one jersey at the Emirates for quite some time to come.
However, whilst Szczesny himself has frequently been keen to stress his own belief in his abilities, the proof of this supposed ability will be in Szczesny’s performances in the Premier League. With the young keeper now finally being handed the chance to show just how good he really is due to the absence of both Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski, now is the time for the Pole to step up to the plate and be counted when it matters.
With most of those in possession of the betfair free bet code believing that Arsenal are still well and truly in the thick of the title race despite their loss at the hands of United, Arsene Wenger may see his side’s chances of lifting the Premier League for the first time since the memorable 2003/2004 season resting to a large extent upon who he decides to stick with in goal for the rest of the season.
If Szczesny displays a run of excellent performances and keeps hold of his place in the starting line-up, Wenger may reflect upon his decision to put faith in his young goalkeeper as one of the biggest strokes of genius throughout his celebrated career.