Wojciech Szczesny’s father held in his native Poland.
The father of Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny has been arrested in his native Poland on suspicion of rape, according to The Sun.
Maciej Szczesny was held for two days for questioning after allegations made by a 30-year-old woman.
The 48-year-old goalkeeping coach is a former professional footballer and earned seven caps for his country in a career spanning nearly 20 years.
Szczesny senior played for four clubs, including Wisla Krakow and Legia Warsaw and both his sons now play professionally as goalkeepers, with Jan currently on the books of Polish sixth division outfit Radosc Warsaw and Wojciech preparing for his seventh season in England with the north London club.
A spokesman for the police in Wolominie, where Szczesny senior was held, said the allegations would be “carefully scrutinised” but Gunners star Wojciech, who jetted out to Indonesia on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia on Thursday, was unavailable for comment.
Maciej caused controversy in March when he described Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as ‘permanently wrong’.