Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has given an interview to the official Poland national team YouTube channel, talking about how he views the Gunners this season.
The Polish keeper is currently on loan at AS Roma, where he has endured a solid season for the Giallorossi, who have found it difficult to make a strong run for the Serie A crown, the scudetto.
The 25-year-old joined the Gunners youth ranks during the winter of 2006 and was send on loan to Brentford before returning to the Emirates in 2010.
Over the past few years and before being send to Roma during the summer of 2015, Szczesny was Arsenal’s number one. However, he still had to battle with the likes of David Ospina and Lukasz Fabianski to stay on top.
He played a total of 132 Premier League matches for Arsenal. The Polish goal keeper conceded 154 goals and kept 48 clean sheets, until the Gunners brought in former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer.
Still, Szczesny reveals watching all Arsenal games, but feels he could be blamed for the Gunners’ struggles not to win the Premier League crown during his spell at the Emirates.
“I watch all Arsenal games, of course”, the 25-year-old said during the interview. “And I hope they will be champions, honestly.”
“I spoke to Theo Walcott and I told him they have to win it. But it’s going to make me look like some kind of idiot. They never won it when I was there and now… Oh look, Szczesny is gone so it’s obvious what the problem was.
“I might be joking, but it’s still a bit, you know… Maybe it’s true after all. But no, that’s too easy. I was there for four seasons out of ten and there were other keepers before me and we didn’t win the title either.
“Of course it stings a bit. I won’t say it hurts because I’m an Arsenal fan and when I watch the games I always want them to win.
“I really hope they will be champions. But it’s obvious that I’d prefer to see them win games 5-4 rather than 1-0.”