Admitting he “really shouldn’t be dealing with this one day before the cup final”, an evidently exasperated Szczesny said that his father’s latest outburst “leaves me no choice”.
Maciej Szczesny, himself a former international goalkeeper, came out all guns blazing earlier on in the year when his son was dropped by Arsene Wenger amid a smoking scandal. The ex-Polish shotstopper slammed Arsene Wenger for ‘making things up’ and launched a barage of abuse at the club’s centre-back pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
The issue resurfaced this week with Maciej telling Polish publication ‘Blastingnews’ what he thinks of his son’s current situation at Arsenal, having slipped behind David Ospina.
He said: “Szczesny believes that the whole affair with cigarettes in the locker room, has been exaggerated by the media. Wenger has just needed to unload their frustrations and defeats onto someone, and it has fallen on Wojciech.”
But the keeper moved to put things right last night.
“I have not spoken to him in more than two years and just like everybody else I have had enough of his idiotic comments.
“Therefore please do not consider his comments as my shared view. Thank You for your understanding!”
Szczesny has been Arsenal’s FA Cup keeper of choice this season despite losing his No 1 spot to Ospina. Wenger has kept his cards close to his chest on who will get the start this evening.