Wojciech Szczesny fighting for Arsenal future?

Wojciech Szczesny is fighting to save his Arsenal career with Arsene Wenger actively seeking a new No 1.

Szczesny infuriated his manager on New Year's Day by smoking a cigarette in the showers after the 2-0 defeat by Southampton at St Mary's.

The Pole will be fined heavily by the club for this serious breach of discipline, but it is the goalkeeper's performances on the pitch that are causing Wenger greater concerns.

Szczesny's decision to spark up following the clash against Ronald Koeman's side is even more bewildering given his performance that day.

To say he was already on Wenger's bad side is an understatement. He was, arguably, at fault for both Southampton goals.

So, what possessed the goalkeeper to smoke in the dressing room after such an inept performance? There's a time and a place. This wasn't it, particularly given Wenger's disdain for smoking.

This is not, however, the first time Szczesny has irked Arsenal's management team with his attitude.

Arsenal scouts have been instructed to identify goalkeeping targets ahead of the summer transfer window, a clear sign that Wenger has run out of patience with the Poland international.

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