English Premiership

Szczesny on FA Cup duty

2015-02-13 14:34
Wojciech Szczesny (Supplied)
Wojciech Szczesny (Supplied)

Cape Town - Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Wojciech Szczesny will start Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Middlesbrough.

The Poland goalkeeper played all but one of Arsenal’s Premier League games last season but has not featured since January’s fourth-round victory at Brighton & Hove Albion, according to arsenal.com.

David Ospina's fine form has kept Szczesny out of the side but Wenger says he's ready to return.

“[He has responded] very well,” the manager told the press.

“He’s very good in training. He responded in a very determined and focused way.

“He’s ready to play. At the moment I feel I left Ospina in because he has done well but Wojciech is completely ready and has impressed in training.

"The competition is open," added Wenger. "At the moment Ospina [has] played and we’ll see in the future.”

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