At the age of 20, Szczesny established himself as Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper.
In the 2012 season, Arsenal released goalkeeper Manuel Almunia which only cemented the idea that Szczesny would be Arsenal’s first option. During this season, and the 2013/2014 campaign. Szczesny quickly began to gain form and greatly impressed for such a young ‘keeper. His form and achievement was recognised when he was awarded the golden glove award for the 16 clean sheets that he kept over the course of the season.
In the 2014-2015 seasons, Szczesny’s form and place in the squad quickly changed. Arsenal purchased another talented goalkeeper in David Ospina to challenge for the goalkeeping position. Szczesny quickly began to lose ground with his competition. After being sent off against Galatasaray in the Champions League and being fined for smoking in the dressing room showers, Szczesny lost his spot.
Since late December, the Polish keeper has featured just twice for the Gunners while Ospina has begun to cement his spot as Arsenal’s first choice keeper.
Now at 24-years-old, the Polish international has a dilemma. Does he fight for his spot at a club where many deem him a bad egg despite his evident talent? Or does he move on to another club and attempt to reignite what looked like a promising career?
The summer is quickly approaching and both Arsenal and Szczesny need to figure out a course of action.