Szczesny's Dad Attacks Arsenal as He Rubbishes Smoking Allegation.


Arsenal lost 2-0 to Southampton on New Year Day by conceding goals they could have averted. Wojciech Szczesny was greatly blamed for his indecision which cost Arsenal a top four spot but his dad has rubbished such accusations.

Maciej Szczesny, a former goalkeeper for Legia Warsaw and the Polish national side believes his son should not receive all the blame for Arsenal's misfortunes. He stated that such an occurrence, like the one we witnessed against the Saints wouldn't have showcased itself if the Arsenal defenders had shown enough composure. He specially hit out at our two centre backs, saying that 'Per Mertesacker showed the agility of a rhinoceros'.

“He made a mistake for the first [Southampton] goal, coming too far from the goal, but please look at the Arsenal defence – how these guys are playing is a disaster, but for some reason, nobody pays any attention to it,” said Szczesny Senior.

“Laurent Koscielny should immediately have run [back] to protect Wojciech, and Per Mertesacker should have stood in the goal.

“Unfortunately they did not do that and gave him zero support, and in that situation Mertesacker showed the agility of a rhinoceros.

“Wojciech is often paying for it [the mistakes], and that he really cares. He needs someone who will critically analyse every game with him, but also remain positive.

“Someone should support him but the coaching staff at Arsenal are not doing that; meanwhile the entire defence this season is an embarrassment.”

The 49-year-old then switched focus to recent reports that his son was caught smoking in the dressing room shower after the Southampton game. He denied such allegation before going on to slam the British media for spreading such a fake story.

“What the British papers wrote about my son smoking under the shower after Southampton game, this is bollocks,” he said.

“It doesn’t surprise me as they are known for making stuff up. I have heard Wojciech smokes sometimes but he’s not that stupid to smoke in the dressing room.”

From an objective point of view, I will agree with what Szczesny's dad said about our defence. Yes, Szczesny flopped in that game but a close look at the buildup to the first goal will clearly show that our goalkeeper's panic was caused by the inability of the defenders to handle the attacking threat from the opposition. Had they been properly coordinated, it would have been easy for Wojciech to make a save. But what did we see? Our defence was totally depleted leaving the innocent goalkeeper totally exposed.

I will like to hear from our dear readers too. Do you agree or oppose Senior Szczesny's analysis? Waiting for your comments.

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