Szczesny desperate to start FA Cup final for Arsenal

The goalkeeper has been rested for Arsenal’s run in the competition, with Lukasz Fabianski deputising, but the first-choice shot-stopper wants to help end the club’s trophy drought

Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful of making his first FA Cup appearance of the season in next month’s final with Hull City.
Lukasz Fabianski has been preferred by Arsene Wenger for the club’s run to the final, and impressed by saving two Wigan penalties in a shootout victory at Wembley last weekend.

But Szczesny is keen to be reinstated for the showpiece event and play his part as the Gunners look to end their nine-year wait for a trophy on May 17.

“I would love to play but it’s the manager’s decision. It’s up to him,” Szczesny told reporters.

“I think Lukasz has done really well and he deserves a lot of credit. I’m an Arsenal fan and I just want us to get the trophy.

“For us, it’s important to get a trophy and hopefully we can appease everyone at the club.”

After helping Arsenal overcome Wigan, Fabianski said he would “definitely be disappointed” if he was overlooked for the final.

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