We’ve had some interesting characters in-between the sticks for Arsenal over the years. Some which were considered solid shot-stoppers and others which simply belonged on the beach playing volleyball! At least we now have Wojciech Szczesny who seems to have really held his own despite his age and lack of experience.
The 21-year-old has been superb since he’s stepped onto the scene and, on his day, which comes more often than not, the Polish international has been unbeatable. But on his off days he shows his inexperience with some very questionable goal tending, which worries some Gooners out there
The solution to this would be to simply get another goalkeeper worthy of making Szczesny worry of being benched for any silly antics. Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski clearly weren’t/aren’t good enough.
So who should Arsene Wenger recruit you say?
Simple answer to that is Craig Gordon.
The Scottish goalkeeper was recently released by Sunderland, who signed him in 2007 for around £9 million. In my opinion, Gordon is a good goalkeeper who possesses Premier League experience and reflexes despite his obvious relationship with the injury table, but when fit, the 29-year-old is brilliant.
The Scot had made 95 senior appearances for his former employers and in one of those 95 games; he produced a save which won him the Premier League Save of the last 20 Premier League Seasons award.
Yes we haven’t had much luck with free transfers to be honest, but I feel he can add some competition for Szczesny, before his errors become a normal thing. Plus, signing a player on a free means we won’t have to nab some other keeper with bags of money from some other team.
So should we go for Gordon?
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