Wojciech Szczesny on Arsenal: The former Gunners goalkeeper talked about Arsenal.
Wojciech Szczesny left Arsenal last year on a permanent deal, two years after he played for Roma on loan. The Polish goalkeeper joined Italian giants Juventus.
This year, he replaced Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon, who moved to French side Paris Saint Germain.
Szczesny turned emotional during his first media-interaction as a player of Juventus last year when he was asked to reflect on his Arsenal career. He said, “It’s a difficult question because I spent 11 years..” before asking the interpreter to give him some time.
However, it seems like the goalkeeper still rues his transfer to Juventus.
Wojciech Szczesny on Arsenal
Szczesny joined Arsenal in 2006 as a youth player, and made his senior debut for the club in 2009. He was one of the Arsenal’s first choice goalkeepers for a significant amount of time, before the arrival of Petr Cech forced him on the bench.
— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) July 19, 2017
It didn’t help Szczesny’s cause when he was caught smoking in the dressing room and Arsene Wenger fined him in 2015. In the same year, he was sent on a loan to Serie A side Roma, where he spent two years.
With Cech establishing himself in the side, Sczcesny was forced to leave Arsenal.
The goalkeeper has now spoken on the English club, and it seems that he can still prefer a move back if it is possible.
Szczesny: “I regret not having done more there. I won two FA Cups & a Community Shield but I would have liked to win at least one Premier League title. But sometimes you have to think with your brain, not just your heart” #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/3vqKauzpW5
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“I wanted to be at Arsenal for my whole career. It is the club I love. It is the club I still support. I gave everything to play there,” said the goalkeeper.
“I regret not having done more there. I won two FA Cups & a Community Shield but I would have liked to win at least one Premier League title. But sometimes you have to think with your brain, not just your heart
“I used to smoke. I can’t do too much about it. I got fined by Arsene. I have massive respect for him but because it happened at the same time as I lost my spot in the starting line-up, it got massively overblown.
“I regret not having done more at Arsenal.”
Not so long ago, Wojciech Szczesny couldn’t get in the Gunners squad.
Now he’s been given the huge task of replacing an icon at Juventus.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 5, 2018
“I was 20 years old when I started playing in the Premier League. Maybe mentally I wasn’t quite prepared for it & that has earned me a reputation.”
Sczcesny has established himself at Juventus, where he is now a first-team starter. He won the Serie A and Coppa Italia last season with Juventus, and is a key player in the side as the Italian giants eye Champions League glory.