Szczesny denies cigarette argument with Wenger

Date published: Sunday 1st November 2015 4:35

Wojciech Szczesny has denied engaging in an argument with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after being caught smoking after a match.

Szczesny is currently on loan for the season at Roma and is unsure where his long-term future lies, though the goalkeeper would love for it to be at Emirates Stadium.

“If a year ago someone had told me that I would go to Rome I would have thought it was impossible,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I have been with Arsenal all my life and, I do not hide it, that is still my dream.

“For me it is like a family, I owe so much to those people that if I were to be given a chance I would play for them. The fans here [at Roma] have always been great, I do not know what will happen.

“Nine months is a long time in football, things can change from week to week.”

Szczesny also denied falling out with Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking in the showers following Arsenal’s defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Szczesny said: “I never hated Wenger, I owe him a lot. I never hated him, I have always taken responsibility for my mistakes and not created any problems.

“The history of the cigarette in the locker room is real, but it is false that I argued with Wenger.

“Everyone knows that I have made mistakes but I have always accepted the consequences. Wenger was always clear to me and I believe that anyone who is honest is to be treated with honesty.

“We never had any problems but I understand that newspapers are looking for stories. I was not surprised by the arrival of Cech as he is a great goalkeeper who has won everything. I think any coach would have taken at such a low price.”

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