Arsenal’s goalkeepers in focus as wary Arsène Wenger looks to defence

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Wojciech Szczesny could be on Arsenal’s substitutes’ bench long enough for serious pause for thought. That was the inference as Arsène Wenger considered his goalkeeping options before Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday and pondered whether selecting David Ospina over Szczesny, as he did last weekend, represented a wake-up call for his Polish keeper.

“He has played many games and sometimes when you have a little breather it helps you to refocus and get yourself together,” Wenger said. “Just before Southampton he had a very good game at West Ham and was man of the match. I think he is a great goalkeeper and will have a great career but he goes a little bit ... I took Jens Lehmann out like that.”

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