Szczesny Wants Back His Place in FA Cup Final.

Good evening readers. I have been off for sometime now and as a result updates haven't come in as they should. I am sorry about that. I have been battling with malaria for more than a week but thank God I am getting better. Would also like to let you all know our Polish goalkeeper duo, Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny are celebrating their birthdays today. Szczesny is 24 while Fab is 29. Happy Birthday!!!! Back to the main topic.

Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted he would love to be in between the sticks in his side's FA Cup final clash at Wembley come May 17.


The Polish has not been involved at all in the competition this season as Wenger had been making use of Fabianski who was the hero in the Gunners' semi-final tie against Wigan last Saturday. He made two superb penalty saves which ensured Arsenal moved on to the final.

Szczesny praised his fellow compatriot (Fabianski) but did not hide his desire to take his place when Arsenal fight it out with Hull City for the FA Cup trophy.

‘It’s up to the manager who plays. I think Lukasz has done really well and deserves a lot of credit but I would love to play, obviously", said Szczesny.

‘I’m an Arsenal fan and I just want us to get the trophy. It’s not about me playing. Lukasz has been doing really well and he was our shootout hero at Wembley, so I was happy for him.

When asked about Arsenal's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League Szczesny replied:

‘Almost every game is a cup final for us now. We will have to get a result every single time we play and wait for Everton to drop points.

‘We had to dig out a result against West Ham on Tuesday, but I would take four or five wins like that from now until the end of the season. As long as we get three points it doesn’t have to be beautiful.’

It's now up to Arsene Wenger to decide who to field on that day. If we should go by what he did in the 2002 FA Cup tournament then one might just conclude Szczesny will be in the starting lineup. That year, the Frenchman employed the services of his second choice keeper Richard Wright from the fourth round to the semi-final but when Arsenal got to the final, David Seaman, the then No.1 was the one in goal. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 to win it.

If I am asked to make a selection, I would surely be confused. Why? Fabianski has been the one doing the job from the start of the competition and his displays had been world class so why drop him after all his efforts? On the other hand, starting Szczesny would not be a bad idea since he is our first choice. From this view Fab would be my pick though. He deserves to start. What about you?

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