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Szczesny has suffered a disappointing few months.
He was all set to star in Euro 2012. As the No. 1 goalkeeper of the host nation, the Poland stopper was ready to make an impact.
Unfortunately, he conceded a penalty and was sent off in the opening match against Greece.
To make matters worse, substitute goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton saved the spot-kick and performed brilliantly throughout the curtain raiser. He was rewarded with a place in the starting 11 for the rest of Poland's tournament.
Szczesny's misery was compounded through injury.
While he started the opening Premier League game of the season against Sunderland, Vito Mannone was brought in to deputise. In some cruel retelling of history, Szczesny's club understudy has also produced some excellent displays.
Arsene Wenger often speaks openly. With Szczesny injured, the Gunners boss indicated Mannone could become No. 1 at the Emirates (via The Telegraph).
In the weeks since that interview, Mannone has vowed to fight for his place in the team (via ESPN).
Such competition is extremely healthy.
That said, I don't think Szczesny will be satisfied with warming the bench. Arsenal have another decent reinforcement in Lukas Fabianski and could let the Polish international leave on loan.
Szczesny needs first team football to get his career back on track. A loan move could provide the fitness and confidence to aid Arsene Wenger in his pursuit of trophies.