Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been accused of lying to Wojciech Szczesny about his interest in Chelsea’s Petr Cech, according to Polish goalkeeping legend Jan Tomaszewski.
The veteran shot stopper finally completed his move to the Emirates on Monday afternoon, and is widely believed to be ready to bump off David Ospina as the club’s first choice between the sticks for the 2015/16 season.
And though the Colombian international has already been linked with a swift exit this summer, there remain doubts hanging over the future of Szczesny.
The 25-year-old has not featured since being caught smoking in the dressing rooms after a game against Leicester on New Years Day, something that earned him a £25,000 fine as well.
And Tomaszewski believes that Wenger showed a merciless streak in his pursuit of the Czech international, deceiving his compatriot in the process.
“In January I spoke to [Poland manager] Adam Nawalka and he said that Arsene Wenger had told him that if Szczesny worked hard in training he would play again soon,” he said.
“It turned out that he didn’t tell the truth.
“I’m sure that when Szczesny said that he was going to stay at Arsenal, he didn’t know that Cech was going to come because Wenger didn’t tell him about his plans.”
Tomaszewski now fears for Szczesny’s international future, and hopes to see him move on for his own good in the coming weeks.
“Wojciech must be devastated,” he said.
“For me Wojciech is still Poland’s number one, world class goalkeeper but after Cech’s transfer he has no chance to play at Arsenal and for Poland. It could be end of his career in national team.
“Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.”