Szczesny was left in England when Arsenal faced Bayern Munich in midweek with manager Arsene Wenger citing mental fatigue as the reason behind dropping him from the squad.
Fabianski, previously scorned upon by fans, produced a very solid performance in Germany which earned him a recall in the starting line-up when Arsenal faced Swansea at the weekend.
Szczesny is quoted as saying by ESPN Soccernet:
I am too happy to go somewhere else. I believe in the philosophy of the club and that Arsenal will start to win again.
I have a debt to pay here for the club, I owe them. I just do not want to go anywhere else. As long as they want me here, there is no somewhere else, and I have a contract until June 2015.
It is halfway through March and we have lost everything. There are still 10 matches left to save the club against the humiliation of all time.
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It would be disaster not to be in the top four and without the Champions League next year.
We have the 10 most important games in our careers. We are going through the most difficult time since I came here.
While recent reports have been often produced with no reliable sources, they are gathering steam regarding Wenger’s ‘impatience’ with Szczesny. As of late Arsenal have been linked with both Michel Vorm and Peter Cech with the likes of Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes being linked in the past.
It is certainly true that Szczesny has been below par, but I still feel he still remains Arsenal’s number one with Wenger finally employing some rotation given that Szczesny played Cup games as well as most of the Premier League matches. In saying this however, Fabianski deserves his spell between the sticks given his performance against Bayern.
What do you guys think? Is he on the way out or is Wenger just employing some rotation? Feel free to leave a comment below!