Manuel Almunia had a forgettable day at the office against West Bromwich in a game which will be remembered for his errors. Almunia had been decent in this season, until this game. Arsenal supporters were clamouring for a new goalkeeper (most probably Mark Schwarzer) to be signed at the start of the season. Wenger failed in his attempts to sign a new goalkeeper, but backed Almunia to come good this season.
But Almunia does not seem to have put behind him his inconsistency, and the goalkeeping problem needs to be addressed by Wenger. Lukasz Fabianski is the No. 2 keeper, but is a disaster waiting to happen, and most Arsenal supporters might take an error prone Almunia over "Flapianski", after his horrible mistakes against FC Porto, Wigan, and Blackburn last year.
Vito Mannone is the third choice keeper, and has shown he has the talent to be a top level 'keeper. If his performance against Fulham at Craven Cottage is any indication, Mannone has a bright future ahead of him and should be promoted to at least No. 2 goalkeeper. However, he is still prone to the odd error and it might be early for him to be the first choice keeper.
Wojciech Szczesny has lamented his lack of chances, and it might be the right time for him to be thrown into the spotlight, even though he is the most inexperienced of all the 'keepers available to Wenger. He was loaned out to Brentford last year, and the tall 'keeper proved to be among the best keepers in the Championship, having an outstanding season on loan. He did not want to go out on loan this year and opted to fight for his place.
Szczesny has shown the talent to be the Gunners' No. 1 keeper, and even though his words to the media could have been avoided, they proved his ambition to be promoted. Wenger should be bold in his decision making and should expose Szczesny and Mannone to the competitiveness of the Premier League on a regular basis. Wenger has always backed Almunia and Flapianski despite their mistakes, and if Szczesny or Mannone do make any errors, they are sure to have the backing of Arsene Wenger.