Wojciech Szczesny admitted he smoked in the shower at Arsenal in 2015, but called the rumours suggesting he did the same on loan at Roma “bull***”.
It was back in 2015 when Szczesny was fined by Arsenal for smoking in the dressing room showers following a 2-0 defeat at Southampton. The incident followed what was a poor performance from the Pole, who was at fault for both of the goals.
Since that day, Arsene Wenger didn’t have the same faith in Szczesny as he used to have. He was dropped for David Ospina for the remainder of the season, before being sent to Roma on loan for the following two seasons.
In an interview with the Independent, Szczesny has opened up about the incident, and whether he was caught smoking at Roma as well.
“I never got caught,” he said. “I admitted to it when I was asked if it was me in London but the second one was bulls***. At Arsenal I did it and held my hands up but never at Roma.”
Szczesny left Arsenal on a permanent deal in the summer to become the number two keeper at Juventus. He’s expected to take over as the number one keeper when Gianluigi Buffon eventually retires.
The decision to sell was an unpopular one with Arsenal fans, who felt Szczesny was better than current number one Petr Cech and back-up choice David Ospina.
Wenger had seemingly made his mind up about Szczesny and wasn’t prepared to give him another chance at the club.