Deny it or not, Arsenal’s weakest position, now that the defence is sorted out, is in goal – irrespective of who is playing. While Manuel Almunia has occasions where he is solid, and he is arguably berated far more than he deserves to be, the propensity for him to make a mistake can be disastrous for the Gunners’ title hopes. Lucasz Fabianski hasn’t been given the nickname ‘Flappy-Handski” for no reason. Capable of saves of a miraculous type, but in equal measure he makes errors your Grandma wouldn’t make. If he is going to be an Arsenal goalkeeper, his good form needs to solidify and he needs to eradicate the mistakes from his game.
But seeing as neither of them have started the season in the most positive way, and we all know Arsene Wenger definitely went browsing at other goalkeepers this summer, it’s time to speculate who may start the 2011-2012 in goal for Arsenal.
As I’d have more luck finding snow in the Sahara than trying to second-guess Wenger’s moves, I’ve listed the following goalkeepers in alphabetical order.