Arsene Wenger is considering dropping goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in favour of Lukasz Fabianski for tomorrow’s visit of Swansea, according to the Daily Star.
Szczesny was left rooted to the spot for Andre Schurrle’s goal, and flapped at Oscar’s strike as Arsenal suffered a 6-0 humiliation at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
There is also concern regarding Szczesny’s cocky attitude, demonstrated last week when he posted a ‘selfie’ of himself and his teammates at White Hart Lane following the 1-0 win over Tottenham.
Szczesny was made to look all the more foolish following Arsenal’s 6-0 humbling at the bridge, and was made fun of by Tottenham winger Andros Townsend in the aftermath.
“Who thinks we will see another selfie from him after today’s game?” he tweeted.
Wenger held crisis talks with his shell-shocked players yesterday following the the humiliating defeat, and also took the unusual step of cancelling today’s pre-match press conference.
Laurent Koscielny is set to miss Arsenal’s game tomorrow with a calf injury, although the Gunners could have both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Keiran Gibbs available.
Gibbs was sent off for handball following a case of mistaken identity by referee Andre Marriner.
The FA are set to transfer the full backs red card to Chamberlain, although the Gunners will appeal the decision as replays suggest the ball was not going in when Chamberlain handled, therefore not denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.