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Wenger : I Have Faith In My Goalkeepers!

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is standing by his goalkeepers ahead of their clash with Manchester City.

With first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Almunia again out with a wrist injury, Wenger looks set to give Lukasz Fabianski a chance to redeem himself after a glaring error gifted Wigan an equaliser.

Despite a series of high-profile blunders this season – including away to Porto in the Champions League and in the FA Cup defeat at Stoke – the young Pole continues to have complete confidence of his manager.

“I think he will be a great keeper,” Wenger maintained. “If you ask how many mistakes you can afford, I would say zero, but also it is part of the game.

“I believe Fabianski has great quality and spirit. He has a good opportunity to show how good he is.

“Of course, he was disappointed on Sunday, but I believe he was not the only one involved in our defeat.”

It has been suggested Arsenal will look to bring in a new goalkeeper during the summer and have been linked with England youngster Joe Hart, currently on loan from City at Birmingham.

Wojciech Szczesny, who has just turned 20, believes he can return from a loan spell at Brentford ready to challenge for a place in the Arsenal first team.

Wenger said: “It is reasonable to have the ambition to be number one here next season and he is doing extremely well.

“I believe one day he will be the number one at Arsenal certainly, but we will see next season.

“It is down to his performances – but you also want some experience at our level. You cannot only go with young goalkeepers.”

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