Liverpool legend Jerzy Dudek has urged Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to leave the Gunners in order to save his career, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Szczesny was Arsenal’s undisputed number-one the past few seasons, but lost his place to summer signing David Ospina following some poor form and being caught smoking in the Southampton bathroom.
Ospina has gone on to start the Gunners’ last 10 league matches, and has done rather well keeping five clean sheets during that period.
This has limited Szczesny’s game time to just three matches in 2015, and former Reds star Dudek, who played a big part in Liverpool’s Champions League win back in 2005, insists that the 24-year-old Polish ace needs to move or risk being dropped on the international stage.
“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,” he said.
“It’s a serious matter. Fortunately, we have two other goalkeepers who are able to provide an adequate level in our goal.
“In excellent form is Lukasz Fabianski 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.
And because of his recent lack of action at club level, Szczesny has been tipped as the most likely player to not start against Ireland in the Euro 2016 Qualifier on Sunday.
“Wojciech is the least likely to play in the match with Ireland,” Dudek added.