Emirates goalkeeper lifts the lid on the Premier League title contenders.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has branded team-mates Nicklas Bendtner as arrogant, Jens Lehmann as a nutter and claims he would rather play behind a youth coach then his defensive colleagues.
The 20-year-old joked at a fans’ forum he would prefer to play with Gunners legend Steve Bould, who retired 11 years ago due to arthritis, then the current crop of Arsenal defenders.
The cheeky Pole also called for Bould to resurrect his famous partnership with Tony Adams to help bring the Premier League trophy to the Emirates.
Szczesny was asked who is more confident between him and striker Nicklas Bendtner. The goalkeeper simply replied, with tongue firmly in cheek, “I am confident, he is arrogant.”
The Polish international who is sidelined for six weeks following a dislocated finger was also welcoming to Jens Lehmann.
The former Germany shot-stopper re-signed for the club as emergency cover after leaving North London in 2008.
Lehmann retired in 2010 but may be recalled to Arsenal’s starting line-up following a costly error by Manuel Almunia.
Asked if Lehmann had changed from his first spell at the club, Szczesny said: “I was very young the first time he was at the club but he is still a nutcase!”