Arsenal boss criticised for treatment of Wojciech Szczesny after smoking incident
Arsene Wenger has been accused of making Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny a scapegoat by former Poland no.1 Jan Tomaszewski.
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Szczesny hasn’t featured for the Gunners since a 2-0 defeat to Southampton on New Years Day after which, it is reported, Szczesny was caught smoking in the showers.
Wenger has since played Colombian stopper David Ospina but is adamant the young Pole has been dropped for form and not disciplinary reasons.
However, Tomaszewski says Wenger is making the Arsenal no.1 a scapegoat incase his side miss out on Champions League football after a stuttering League campaign so far.
“I think the smoking in the showers incident was only an excuse to fine Wojciech. Wenger made sure someone was a scapegoat,” said Tomaszewski, reported The Sun.
“He is losing in the race for the Champions League places and if they miss out, that would be a huge loss. Szczesny was at fault for both goals against Southampton, but that’s not the most important thing in this situation.”
If Szczesny is not allowed back in the first team, Tomaszewski believes the Arsenal keeper should be allowed to go on loan.
“The manager has every right to make any squad decision he wants, but everything must be done to solve this for all parties,” he added. “[But] It has to be done right now, because if we wake up in February, it will be too late.”