Arsenal’s decision to loan out Wojciech Szczesny this season was reportedly the result of the goalkeeper having a row with Gunners coach Gary Peyton. The Poland international, on a season-long loan at Roma, was recently caught smoking after a Serie A game, leading to him being benched.
Szczesny has previously been disciplined by Arsenal after being caught smoking. However, according to Corrierer dello Sport, a bigger issue may be friction between himself and goalkeeping coach Peyton, which led to Arsene Wenger deciding to let him go.
Szczesny is on loan at AS Roma in Italy; trying to get back to his best form in a bid to win back his spot in the Gunners line up. 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 international should be back at the Emirates at the end of the current season, but it looks highly unlikely he would get back to being the first choice at the Emirates.