Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny apologises for his father’s outburst
Wojciech Szczesny apologises for his father's "disrespectful" comments about the goalkeeper's situation at Arsenal
Wojciech Szczesny has apologised for his father’s “disrespectful” comments about the goalkeeper’s situation at Arsenal.
The 22-year-old shot-stopper’s father, Maciej Szczesny, made headlines this week by claiming that his son had been made a “scapegoat” by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after the goalkeeper was dropped to the bench in recent games.
But Szczesny has issued a statement via Arsenal’s website in which he insists he is focused on getting back to his best and says he sees his future at the club.
“I would like to apologise for the comments made by my father which have been used by both Polish and English media,” he said.
“I’d like to make it clear that those were the views and opinions of my father and not mine, and although I respect his views I cannot accept them as I find them disrespectful to the club I truly love.
“I have been at Arsenal Football Club for seven years now and I have always shown my full respect to the club, Arsene Wenger, all the coaching staff, my team-mates and the fans.
“I’ve always felt that I received great support from the manager and the fans and I am fully focused on getting back to my best.
“I am proud to be a part of Arsenal and I see my future at this great club.”