Wojciech Szczesny has been left out in the cold somewhat since his poor display against Southampton, and has even been left training with the Under-21s, according to the Sun.
The ‘Pole in the goal’ was largely culpable for both goals during our disappointing 2-0 defeat against the Saints on New Year’s Day, and to make things worse he was caught smoking in the dressing room following the game.
He has been dropped for the two games since the morale crushing loss, and the 24-year-old was seemingly demoted to training with the kids as punishment.
Arsene Wenger insists that Szczesny is still his No.1, but David Ospina is expected to continue against Manchester City. The Frenchman claims the enforced rest was for the shot-stopper’s own protection, but then being forced to train with the Under-21s may suggest otherwise.
“I think he is a great goalkeeper and will have a great career but his form goes a little bit. I took Jens Lehmann out like that,” he said.
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“He has played many games and sometimes when you have a little breather it helps you to refocus and get yourself together.
“Just before Southampton he had a very good game at West Ham and was man of the match.”
Le Prof claims Szczesny was training with the youngsters as he was eager to put in some extra work away from the first team, but the wily manager is well known for keeping his cards close to his chest and not airing his dirty laundry in public.