Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek has urged Wojciech Szczesny to depart Arsenal this summer.
The Polish international has lost his place to Colombian stopper David Ospina, and has been resigned to the North-London club’s ‘Cup keeper.’
Dudek hopes that the 24-year-old can follow the lead of Lukasz Fabianski, who left Arsenal in favour of a switch to Swansea City last summer.
“It’s a serious matter,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“If I were in his place, I would wonder whether there are still opportunities to arise at Arsenal and wouldn’t wait as long as Fabianski, because you can see that Arsene Wenger is firmly set on David Ospina.
“Fortunately, [Poland] have two other goalkeepers who are able to provide an adequate level in our goal.
“Lukasz Fabianski is in excellent form and, on the other hand, Artur Boruc is very experienced.
“I think [Adam] Nawalka [Poland manager] will wait to make the decision until the very end. Wojciech is the least likely to play in the match with Ireland.”
by Ben Reardon