Posted on Saturday, 20th October 2012 by The Goon
So the question now is – should Arsene Wenger look to enlist the services of an on loan shot-stopper?
Well Wenger has already ruled out this possibility, stating they have Mannone fit and Szczesny to come back in two weeks. But should the Frenchman take the risk?
We have four games to play in the next fortnight (two Premier League, one Champions League and a Capital One Cup one) – Schalke (A), QPR (H), Reading (A) and Manchester United (A).
To be honest, Wenger need not worry or panic about his goalkeeping crisis.
Mannone has done exceptionally well in the absence of Szczesny, conceding just six goals in seven games and keeping two clean sheets, and I think the Italian is more than capable of filling in until Woj returns. In addition, should Mannone need a rest then Wenger can always drop him for Martinez in the Capital One Cup fixture against Reading.
However, should the worse come to the worse and Szczesny suffers yet another set back (ruling him out until say January/February) then I would like to see Wenger take some action as soon as possible.
But as for bringing in an emergency goalkeeper on loan, with Szczesny just two weeks away from recovery, would be, with the greatest respect, a silly move by Le Boss.
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