Szczesny’s dad slams Gunners boss.
“Wojciech had two serious injuries. He played with one in April and May. He shouldn’t have agreed to play that time but the coach insisted. Wenger was playing with the young man’s good health and Wojciech agreed foolishly.
“Last April and May Wojciech did not train the whole week and than a warm up on Friday and played the match on Saturday. He was naturally more susceptible to minor injuries and his form was going down.
“In my opinion Mister Wenger ‘bugged out’ a lot in April and May. I don’t blame the young man who went along with his coach, his current lack of form is a result of those two months.
“In addition to that in August there was an metatarsus injury after which he played almost instantly. After seven weeks out Wojciech trained for just seven days and played the match. How on earth can he be on his highest form?”
“Wenger already started to look for the scapegoat. It is not the way the boss should behave. His transfer policy is failing, there are a lot of injuries which is also significant. The guy is wrong permanently.”
The father of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has slammed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and blames the Frenchman for his son’s inconsistent form this season.
Szczesny junior has spent most of the current campaign as the Gunners number one, making 24 appearances in all competitions before being dropped for the last two matches – 2-0 victories at Bayern Munich and Swansea.
By his own admission, the Polish international has not been at his best, while Wenger said he felt the 22-year-old was not mentally ready to face Bayern in the crunch Champions League last-16 second leg earlier this month.
Szczesny’s father believes that Wenger’s persistence with his son, even when he was carrying ‘serious’ injuries, is the reason for the stopper’s erratic form.
His father’s comments put Szczesny in a difficult position, particularly the assertion that the notoriously stubborn Wenger is ‘wrong permanently’.
Wenger’s persistence with Szczesny this term is understandable, however, particularly considering the club boasts just Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone, neither with any notable Premier League experience, as back-ups.
That said, the blame for failing to sign an experienced goalkeeper last summer or in January rests primarily with the French tactician.
It is also hard to avoid the feeling that Szczesny has been used as something of a scapegoat. The goalkeeper has undoubtedly struggled this season but he has been offered limited protection by a back four that has lurched from one calamity to the next.
Szczesny has publicly insisted he wants to remain in north London and fight for his place.