Nick Webster

5 reasons Arsenal lost to Bayern

20 Feb, 2013 3:57 PM GMT

The goalkeeper

Arsene Wenger has refused to replace David Seaman, and this decision has constantly backfired as one goalkeeper after another has failed to replace the divine ponytail. Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny has, in all honesty, been nothing short of a disaster and why Wenger has kept faith with him is mystifying. 

Szczesny does not command his box, he does not give his teammates confidence and he is not a leader. 

To be a goalkeeper of a big club, a goalkeeper must have charisma and character. He must inspire and he must have the presence to overshadow everyone around him. One day Szczesny might be this person but he is not now. Wenger has all but staked his reputation on the Pole and it will end up costing him whatever little bit of faith is left within the Emirates faithful.