5 Potential Long-Term Replacements at Arsenal for Wojciech Szczesny

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5 Potential Long-Term Replacements at Arsenal for Wojciech Szczesny
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"Arsenal goalkeeping crisis"—it's one of those phrases that just keeps popping up in the Premier League.

It wasn't always like this, of course.

David "Safe Hands" Seaman may have exhibited an idiosyncratic vulnerability to outrageous long-range lobs, but for 13 seasons up to 2003 he was rock-solid in goal for the Gunners.

Jens Lehmann looked a capable successor—until Arsene Wenger decided to start experimenting with the eccentric German's psyche by dropping him in favour of Manuel Almunia.

And there began the continuing trend of erratic goalkeeping, roller-coaster form and unpredictable keeper choices at Arsenal.

The latest victim—or perpetrator, depending how you look at it—is Wojciech Szczesny.

The young Pole dropped out of favour after the 3-1 home loss to Bayern Munich, and most recently failed even to make the bench for the West Brom match, instead playing for the Arsenal U21s

It was a somewhat telling move. No one doubts Szczesny's commitment or potential. But with Wenger citing mental reasons for his enforced rest, it becomes clear that his youth and immaturity are the prime factors for concern.

With Szczesny taking a step back, who might Arsenal turn to as a replacement?

 

All transfer values are courtesy Transfermarkt.

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