By 1970’s Gooner
When Arsene Wenger said that due to Almunia’s wrist injury he would give a chance to Fabianski to prove himself I smiled. Wenger is up to his old tricks I thought as Almunia has probably been dropped.
On the other hand how can Fabianski prove himself in only three or so games? Surely you need more games than that to decide whether a keeper is good enough to win you the Premier League?
In fact the only decisive conclusion that could come out of this short run of games with Fabianski in goal could only be on the negative side i.e significant errors being made ruling the poor guy out of the reckoning.
And this eventuality has surely materialised. Or at least I hope that Wenger has now realised this!
Fabianski is not good enough to take that goalkeeper’s jersey. He should at best be loaned out so that he can learn on someone else’s back.
Nor is Almunia good enough and that is in my opinion quite obvious too. He has been given chance after chance, season after season but also failed miserably to convince.
It’s time to get the cheque book out Mr Wenger.
No team with real aspirations to win the title can do it with a goalkeeper, of at best, average quality.
Please go out and get a top class goalkeeper. And spend the money you say you have and give this very promising team the backbone it richly deserves.
A backbone consisting of the goalkeeper, a central defender (of an age below 30) and another strong defensively minded midfielder.