Arsenal Polish goal keeper Wojciech Szczesny is going through a difficult spell on loan at Roma and is reported to have been dropped after being caught smoking again. The Poland international was fined by Arsene Wenger in January after being seen with a cigarette after defeat at Southampton and this also led to him losing his place in the first team.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Szczesny may be up to his old tricks and this could be behind Roma manager Rudi Garcia’s decision to drop him for the weekends defeat to Atalanta. Garcia has attempted to play down the change in goal, but Szczesny, 25, look to be putting his career on the line after failing to clean up his act this season.
Szczesny had dropped down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium after losing his place in the first team to Costa Rican shot stopper David Ospina before the summer arrival of former Chelsea number one goal keeper, Petr Cech joined the Gunners in a deal worth £10 Million, making Szczesny’s place in the team irrelevant.
The Polish goalkeeper, now on loan at Italian outfit; AS Roma is trying to get consistent playing time so as to be in perfect condition to reclaim his number one spot at the Emirates. But not with this sort of poor disciplinary acts; and more so, displacing Petr Cech won’t be easy next summer, but maybe in the future.