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Wojciech Szczesny | Goalkeeper

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185

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There is uncertainty over who will start in net for Arsenal against Stoke City with David Ospina healthy and Wojciech Szczesny in the doghouse.
Arsene Wenger denied rumors from Danish television that his Polish goalkeeper has been banished from the starting line-up for the balance of the season. He also failed to comment one way or the other on who would start against the Potters. At the beginning of the season Ospina was thought to have a chance to unseat the Poland international and Szczesny's poor choices during and after the Southampton match may have opened the door for the now-healthy Ospina. This one bears watching for sure with fantasy managers exercising caution in selecting either Arsenal keeper. Jan 9 - 1:54 PM

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Rumors from Denmark are reporting that Wojciech Szczesny was fined and told he won't play again this season after a locker room outburst of some sort after the Southampton match.

The source of the rumor isn't as spurious as many on the internet as it came from former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen who a) regularly communicates with Arsenal first team manager/former Jensen teammate Steve Bould and b) was reporting on Danish TV as opposed to a dubious web site or tabloid newspaper. Sczcesny was neither in the starting line-up nor on the bench for the FA Cup win over Hull City but no official statement has been made. It could be nothing but it's at least worth monitoring with Szczesny falling behind fellow young goalkeepers like David De Gea.
Jan 5 - 10:43 AM

Wojciech Szczesny returns to Arsenal's Premier League line-up after a spell out injured.

Emilio Martinez did a solid job deputizing for the Polish international given his youth and inexperience in the Premier League but Arsene Wenger will be happy to have his number one back for Saturday's match with Newcastle. Szczesny might not be quite as happy though given the defense that is likely to be lining up in front of him with Laurent Koscielny, Calum Chambers and Nacho Monreal all out injured.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Wojciech Szczesny suffered a double whammy on Saturday as the goalkeeper was not only taken out by his own defender resulting in the opening goal at home to Manchester United but the injury forced the Polish international off with less than 15 minutes gone in the second half.

In an attempt to clear an in swinging cross from Ashley Young Szczesny came scampering off his line and collided with full-back Kieran Gibbs who was the recipient of an unnoticed Marouane Fellaini push – as both players remained on the floor the onrushing Antonio Valencia slammed the ball back into the box only for the outstretched leg of Gibbs to divert the ball into his own net. Szczesny remained down and following treatment a decision was made to introduce Damian Martinez despite the keeper wanting to continue. Post-match Wenger revealed the problem was not serious – hip injury - although his participation in the UCL against Dortmund is in serious doubt. He joins David Ospina on the sidelines meaning youngster Ryan Huddart could make the squad on Wednesday.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Arsenal have announced what could be a great bargain by signing Nice and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina on a permanent deal for £3m.

Wojciech Szcesny has continued to improve and grow into the role of Arsenal's #1 goalkeeper, what he hasn't had in recent years is a player capable of mounting a legitimate challenge for his place. In David Ospina, Arsenal has a legitimate alternative and Szczesny has potential competition. With only three weeks until the start of the season it seems likely that Szczesny will start the season as the starter but should he falter or his development stall, it is possible Ospina will be given a run as the first team starter. This move significantly devalues Szczesny in draft/unique ownership-type fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 05:32:00 AM

According to French newspaper Nice-Matin, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has agreed to join Arsenal.

Arsenal have been linked to a lot of goalkeepers this summer ranging from potential replacement #1s to candidates to "push" Wojciech Szczesny to back-up options. On the back of a strong World Cup the free agent will likely fall into the "push" category. While he is a reasonable starter he doesn't have the pedigree to be considered the presumptive #1.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Everton's loss to Manchester City guaranteed that Arsenal will finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season.

Arsenal qualified for the UEFA Champions League without playing today and that could cause some unexpected decisions from Arsene Wenger down the road. The Gunners' last two matches of the season are meaningless and Wenger will be trying to get the team ready for the FA Cup final later this month, meaning he could make unexpected changes in his lineup. Arsenal have an easy schedule and their players can be a great source for fantasy points in the last two matches but make sure to have someone reliable on the bench in case Wenger throws in a curveball.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 3, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Arsenal apparently believe that they have their long term solution at goalkeeper with the news that Wojciech Szczesny has signed a long term extension with the club.

Rumors have been flying about the potential arrival of established goalkeepers at the Emirates for a number of years. The combination of Szczesny's improved performances this season and the signing of a long term extension likely mean that any established keeper brought in at Arsenal will be of the Mark Schwarzer/Brad Friedel variety rather than the established #1 variety. Both Schwarzer and Friedel have been exceptional in their day but are in the twilight of their careers and provide veteran leadership and solid back-up goalkeeping. Arsenal could use such a presence but they are likely out of the running for players like Pepe Reina, Tim Krul or Asmir Begovic unless Sczcesny suffers a serious reversal of fortune.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Wojciech Szczesny injured his ankle in training with the Polish national side.

Arsenal fans will hold their breath waiting to hear the extent of the injury as Szczesny has been in great form this season. His back-up for both club and country would be Lukasz Fabianski.
Source: Metro
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Wojciech Szczesny came up big after Arsenal went down to ten men buying his club time to score a second goal and seal the victory.

It hasn't been a major story because of the arrival of Mesut Ozil and the more obvious improvements shown by Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere but the Polish goalkeeper has taken a step forward after a summer of rumors that Arsenal were looking to buy a more experienced number one. Szczesny hasn't kept an exceptional number of clean sheets but that has been more down to Arsenal giving up poor penalties than any failings on Szczesny's part. Against Crystal Palace, he kept out two exceptional second half attempts that would have tied the match with Arsenal down to ten men. Szczesny has by-and-large avoided the big mistakes and brain cramps that have marked his tenure up to this year.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Multiple reports have Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano at Arsenal today for a medical in advance of a loan move to the Emirates.

Arsenal have been linked with a variety of goalkeepers this summer but it appears that another option is finally on the way. With Palermo going down to Serie B the Sicilian club is in a position where they have to shed salary. The rumored move is a year long loan with a view towards a permanent move. Whether Viviano would become the preferred starter immediately or battle Wojciech Szczesny for that spot remains to be seen.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:47:00 AM