Wojciech Szczesny on Arsenal
Now with Juventus, former Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczesny has opened up about his former Gunners teammates in an interview with Polish show Foot Truck.
Szczesny has taken some of his former workmates to task.
Enjoy some of the stories below, as translated by Arseblog.
Alexandr Hleb & Jack Wilshere
Both Alexandr Hleb and Jack Wilshere were name-dropped with reference to alcohol.
Starting with Hleb, who is still playing football at BATE Borisov, Szczesny said:
He could have achieved more in football. He still made a great career but he liked to drink.
The story about West Ham’s Wilshere was far more endearing.
However it will no doubt lead some to raise eyebrows in Wilshere’s direction:
My best friend, alongside [Grzegorz] Krychowiak.
At my wedding he got so drunk, we were looking for him everywhere for two hours and found him sleeping in bushes.
He had one injury that he never really fixed and it’s caused the next and the next. He’s one of the greatest talents, I ever met.
Slams Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie famously left Arsenal to join Man United.
Szczesny still thinks about that as he wasn’t too kind about the Dutch striker:
You have to admit, he left for Manchester United and the following year won a title, however, after that he got benched, moved to Turkey and his big career ended.
He could have made other decisions and achieved lots more at Arsenal. He’s extremely arrogant – sometimes.
All praise for Thierry Henry
When it came to Thierry Henry, Szczesny rolled out the rep carpet:
The best player in Arsenal’s history. The best player in Premier League history. He was very demanding, especially on the youngsters.
The guys always said they were afraid of him in training. When you failed a pass, he got pissed and let you know he’s not happy with you very vocally. Great guy.