Wojciech Szczesny has pulled the rug from under his father by dismissing his fiery dressing down of Arsene Wenger as disrespectful.
Maciej Szczesny, himself an international goalkeeper in his heyday, was quoted in the Polish press earlier this week criticising the Arsenal boss for his mishandling of his son’s fitness.
However, in a remarkable twist, and presumably in an attempt to downplay the backpage headlines made in England, Szczesny Jnr has released a statement on the Arsenal website apologising for the conduct of his father while stressing his loyalty to the club.
“I would like to apologise for the comments made by my father which have been used by both Polish and English media.
“I’d like to make it clear that those were the views and opinions of my father and not mine, and although I respect his views I cannot accept them as I find them disrespectful to the club I truly love.
“I have been at Arsenal Football Club for seven years now and I have always shown my full respect to the Club, Arsène Wenger, all the coaching staff, my team-mates and the fans.
“I’ve always felt that I received great support from the manager and the fans and I am fully focused on getting back to my best.
“I am proud to be a part of Arsenal and I see my future at this great club.”
Given Wojciech’s father looks like the type of guy who’d not only be cast as a Bond villain but would have few qualms scoffing 007 as part of a bloody goulash, it’s a pretty brave move.
That being said, our young number one is anything but shy when it comes to expressing his views. Arseblog News hopes this little episode helps motivate him for the remainder of the season…we suspect his pocket money might get cut mind.