Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has moved to reassure fans that he is not seeking a move away from the club.
The Polish stopper has been in outstanding form this season despite the Gunners’ poor start that has seen them lose four of their seven Premier League games this season and some parts of the press had linked the player with a transfer to Spanish giants Barcelona.
However, Szczesny has used the power of Twitter to refute such suggestions while hitting back at other acts of apparent mischief-making in the media.
The 21-year-old began by tweeting: “I got annoyed with a few things about myself in the media recently so I’m gonna set the record straight.”
He then continued: “1) I never said I deserve an Arsenal armband. I said that I would love to one day take a responsibilty [sic] of being an Arsenal skipper.
“RVP [Robin van Persie] is doing a great job as a skipper and he fully deserves an armband.
“2) I AM injured and had to be pulled out of Polish national team. Hope to recover asap. (Thats for Polish media)
“3) Please continue the “Szczesny to Barcelona” rumours. Makes me laugh everytime I read it 🙂 haha.”