By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger insists a club the size of Arsenal needs three top-level goalkeepers.

Wojciech Szczesny made his Premier League debut against Manchester United on Monday after injury ruled out both Lukasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia. It seemingly backed up Wenger’s point about the importance of strength in numbers.

The young Pole had to be patient for his opportunity but Wenger feels the competition is healthy and something players have to expect in a side competing for the Premier League.

“We want three goalkeepers at top level,” said Wenger. “You have seen on Monday night we had Wojciech who made his debut in the Premier League and we had Fabianski on the bench.

“If something happens to one you need three world class goalkeepers.

“That’s part of our job. We are in a fantastic position but the core of our job is to fight to be competitive and to fight for your place.

“Nobody can be where we are in such a privileged job and think it’s a shame we have to compete for our places. It’s the least we can do.”

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17 Dec 2010