Jan Tomaszewski claims club didn’t tell Szczesny about Petr Cech signing
Arsenal Football Club lied to Wojciech Szczesny by telling him they were not going to sign Petr Cech this summer, according to Polish legend Jan Tomaszewski.
Cech completed the controversial switch from Chelsea to Arsenal earlier this week, in a deal worth £10.9million, and it’s likely to see Szczesny drop from number-one at the Emirates Stadium, to number-two, with David Ospina the ‘keeper set to be sold.
Szczesny was dropped in January after a shocking display against Southampton, and it was thought his Arsenal career could be over after that point, especially when he was caught smoking in the showers after the defeat at St Marys.
However, it looks like Arsene Wenger is set to restore faith in the Pole by keeping him at the club, however, according to Tomaszewski, the club lied to Szczesny about Cech’s arrival.
Speaking in a recent interview, the Polish icon revealed that he spoke to the Poland national team manager, who admitted that Szczesny wasn’t told about the plans to sign Cech this summer.
Szczesny Was Lied To
“In January I spoke to [Poland manager] Adam Nawalka and he said that Arsene Wenger had told him that if Szczesny worked hard in training he would play again soon,” Tomaszewski told Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy.
“It turned out that he didn’t tell the truth. I’m sure that when Szczesny said that he was going to stay at Arsenal, he didn’t know that Cech was going to come because Wenger didn’t tell him about his plans.
“Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.
“Wojciech must be devastated. This [Petr Cech transfer] is a big problem also for the Polish national team.
“I remember when I was in Dublin before the Republic of Ireland versus Poland match, everyone was asking me just one question: if [Jakub] Blaszczykowski and Szczesny would play. That meant everyone was afraid of him.
“For me Wojciech is still Poland’s number one, a world class goalkeeper, but after Cech’s transfer he has no chance to play at Arsenal and for Poland. It could be end of his career in the national team.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt