There has been a mountain of paper used and bandwidth taken up with talk about Wojciech Szczesny’s display against Southampton when Arsenal were beaten 2-0 after some comical work by the Pole, not to mention the fact he got caught smoking afterwards.
First of all Szczesny’s father (an ex-Poland keeper) gave his angry response to his son’s treatment after the match, and now the legendary Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski says that Arsene Wenger is simply making a scapegoat of Szczesny to cover his own failings.
“I think the smoking in the showers incident was only an excuse to fine Wojciech,” said Tomaszewski in the Examiner. “Wenger made sure that someone was a scapegoat. He is losing in the race for the Champions League, and if they miss out on the competition, that would be a huge loss for the club. Of course, Szczesny was at fault for both goals against Southampton, but that’s not the most important thing in this situation.”
Tomaszewski also recommended that the Poland national team manager Adam Nawalka should personally visit Wenger to clarify Szczesny’s situation. “Nawalka should head to London and have a one-on-one talk with Arsene Wenger,” Tomaszewski continued. “Everything must be done to solve this situation well for all parties. If Wojciech is dropped, then he should be loaned out, somewhere where he will play regularly. And it has to be done right now, because if we wake up in February, it will be too late.”
It seems that the Poles are very defensive of Szczesny, but surely they must realise that if someone makes disastrous mistakes for the Gunners then it is obvious that Wenger may feel the need to drop him occasionally. They need to stick their noses OUT of Arsenal and leave Wenger to do his job as he sees fit….