Not too long ago it seemed as if Lukasz Fabianski would never play for Arsenal again. The 28-year old was linked with a few other teams and we heard that he was suffering from a long term injury. The 28-year old has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence at the Emirates, to the extent where Arsene Wenger has a difficult choice to make about who will play in goal against Wigan on Tuesday.
Fabianski will be hoping for a start, because he did not put a glove wrong after Szczesny was dropped back in March. His performances were a genuine surprise to everyone, especially because he had not played for so long, so he has a very good case for getting back into the team after recovering from the rib injury that allowed his Polish compatriot Szczesny back in.
Then again, Szczesny has done nothing wrong since his return. I think that Wenger’s decision may hinge on whether he wants to keep Fabianski at the club beyond next season. His contract is due for renewal, but he will want to play more. If his form was like it has been recently, he would be the perfect cover and competition for Szczesny, but he has been prone to simple mistakes in the past.
Fabianski is in form and feeling confident. If Wenger wants him to still be at the club next season, I think he will start him on Tuesday. If not, I think that Fabianski will be looking for another club where he can play more often.
What would you do if you were Arsenal manager?