Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has given his backing to England goalkeeper Joe Hart ahead of their forthcoming international double header, the Daily Star understands.
The Manchester City shot stopper was recently dropped by manager Manuel Pellegrini following a drop in form, and he is set to miss his first England game in fifteen months on Friday as Roy Hodgson takes a look at either or both of his back options – Celtic’s Fraser Forster and John Ruddy of Norwich City.
However, Szczesny believes that Hart is ‘one of the best in the world’, and will bounce back from his recent setbacks.
Meanwhile, Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to be used sparingly by Hodgson over the next week following talks with Arsene Wenger, according to the Metro.
The 21 year old has only just shaken his latest ankle injury, and will reportedly play against Chile on Friday and not in the clash with Germany four days later.
Elsewhere, Denmark manager Morten Olsen has advised Nickas Bendtner to leave Arsenal when the transfer window reopens, the Mail Online understands.
The club have been linked with a move for a new striker since the summer, with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema said to be their top target.