Szczesny handed start in goal at St James’ Park
Highly-rated goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to start only his second match for Arsenal after Arsene Wenger confirmed that the 20-year-old would start for the Gunners against Newcastle United in the fourth round of the Carling Cup tomorrow.
Szczesny impressed on loan at Brentford last season and was quoted as saying he wanted to be farmed out again this term if he wasn’t given more first team football.
However, Gunners boss Wenger has granted his wish by handing him a place in the starting XI at St James’ Park tomorrow evening.
“It will be similar to Spurs,” said Wenger. “We have players coming back like Walcott, Bendtner and Vela. Koscielny is fit to start. They will play.
“From the Man City game, we have no-one out [with injury]. One or two will be rested. Vela is back.”
“In the squad, we will have Eastmond, Lansbury and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas,” Wenger revealed. “Wojciech will be in goal.”
You can check out Arsene Wenger’s full pre-match interview here.
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