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5 goalkeepers who could be Arsenal's number 1 next season

  • If Arsenal are to get rid of both Cech and Ospina in the summer, these 5 options would all be suitable options for the Gunners.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 10:25 IST
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (not pictured) scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Very few Arsenal fans would argue that their best goalkeeper is currently on loan in Rome

Arsenal have conceded 39 goals this season, which is already more than they conceded in three of their last four seasons. Alongwith a shapeup within their defence, it would seem a new number one will be necessary at the Emirates next season.

Despite the back four not giving the goalkeeper much cover, Petr Cech must take some blame for the goals conceded and the fact that the Gunners have only kept nine clean sheets all season. The former Chelsea goalkeeper looks a shadow of his past, with his reflexes becoming slower by the day and his kicking being notably poor.

In addition to this, the back-up keeper available, David Ospina, is just as bad. Although the Colombian has spent just three years at the club, with most of his appearances being in cup competitions or due to injuries to the number one at the time, he has made several mistakes leading to goals, often angering Arsenal fans with his lack of concentration.

If Arsenal are to get rid of both Cech and Ospina in the summer, these 5 options would all be suitable options for Arsenal’s number one spot next season.


#5 Wojciech Szczesny

Very few Arsenal fans would argue that their best goalkeeper is currently on loan in Rome.

The Pole has now spent two years on loan at Roma and has put in some very impressive performances. An argument which could be made is that he has a better defence in front of him in an easier league than at Arsenal.

However, he has made more saves, kept almost double the number of clean sheets and has made many more punches and catches than the Arsenal number one Petr Cech.

Szczesny was a fan favourite at Arsenal, and worked hard to gain the number one spot from a very young age. Additionally, he is just 26 years old and still has a long future ahead of him for a goalkeeper, making him a perfect replacement for the current two goalkeepers.

There are rumours he would prefer to move if Arsene Wenger is to stay at Arsenal, but currently it looks unlikely Wenger is going to stay. Therefore, a new manager could welcome Szczesny back to the club and make the Pole Arsenal’s number one next season.

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Published 15 Apr 2017, 09:52 IST
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