Wojciech Szczesny destroyed his former teammate Cesc Fabregas during a recent interview, quipping that the Spaniard couldn’t hold a candle to our current playmaker Mesut Özil.
Currently on loan with Italian side Roma, Szczesny is still very clearly a loyal Arsenal fan. He’s been with us for years, and despite his faults, he’s still loved by many Arsenal fans.
He hit Fabregas with a back handed compliment during the interview, not so subtly suggesting that we don’t miss the Chelsea man in the slightest. He praised the former Barcelona star by highlighting his quality, but went on to insist that he just can’t compare to our record signing.
“We used to have Fabregas and I couldn’t imagine anyone playing any better than him in the middle of the park, but then Özil came and it turned out that you can,” he told Polish publication Laczy Nas Pilka.
“In the beginning, moreover, he was heavily criticised because he was bought for big money, and was expected to become the biggest star of the league.
“In training from the beginning it was evident that [he was] an exceptional player.”
Szczesny has always been a little controversial, both on and off the pitch. Whether it’s his unique ‘banter‘, his in-game mistakes, or being caught having a cheeky cigarette, he’s frequently causing a stir. This is just another example, and Arsenal fans will love him ripping into our former captain.
Fabregas disappointed a lot of Gooners when he moved back to Barcelona, but many of us were well aware it was going to happen long before the move was actually agreed. He really burned his bridges when he made the switch to Chelsea though, with the midfielder essentially dead to many of us after that.
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Even after moving to Barcelona, there were plenty of fans who still held a place for him in their hearts and hoped he’d someday return. Those days are long gone now though, and instead Fabregas gets the wrath of the crowd each and every game.