by Nia Griffiths

One of the first players to welcome Petr Cech following his transfer to Arsenal was one of our existing goalkeepers, Wojciech Szczesny, but apparently the deal could mean curtains for the Pole’s career.

The 25-year-old took to Facebook to say how delighted he was at the opportunity to learn from one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

However, former Polish goalkeeper, Jan Tomaszewski, believes it’s a very different story behind the scenes and that Arsene Wenger sold Szczesny false hope to get him to remain at the club last season, only for him to sign Cech.

“Wojciech must be devastated,” he said. “In January I spoke to [Poland manager] Adam Nawalka and he said that Arsene Wenger had told him that if Szczesny worked hard in training he would play again soon. It turned out that he didn’t tell the truth. I’m sure that when Szczesny said that he was going to stay at Arsenal, he didn’t know that Cech was going to come because Wenger didn’t tell him about his plans. Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.”

He continued, “This [Petr Cech transfer] is a big problem also for the Polish national team. For me Wojciech is still Poland’s number one, world class goalkeeper but after Cech’s transfer he has no chance to play at Arsenal and for Poland. It could be end of his career in the national team.”

This all seems very dramatic, if you ask me. I’m not entirely sure how well Tomaszewski knows Szczesny or what he’s basing these statements on, but he needs to stay in his lane.

It seems as if he’s stirring and I’m far more inclined to believe Woj when he says he wants to stay and fight for a place, rather than someone who seems a little bitter for absolutely no reason.

SOURCEFootball 365
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