Wojciech Szczesny reveals conversation with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link391Shares Wojciech Szczesny reveals conversation with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking Tadic and Mane beat Szczesny either side of the break at St Mary’s (Picture: Getty)The north London club would go on to finish third in the table, four points adrift of second-placed Manchester City and a massive 12 points behind champions Chelsea.‘Back at that time I was smoking regularly and the boss knew it very well,’ the Juventus and Poland shot-stopper explained to the Arsenal Nation podcast. ‘He just didn’t want anybody smoking in the dressing rooms and I knew that also. ‘Because of the emotion of the game, I had a cigarette after the game when the team was still in. ‘I went in the corner of the showers, so it was at the other end of the dressing room and nobody could see me, and I lit one up.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSzczesny was fined for his behaviour and lost his place to David Ospina in the first-team after a frank discussion with Wenger.‘Somebody saw me, it wasn’t even the boss himself, and just reported it back to the boss. I saw him a couple of days later, he asked me if that was true and I said, “Yes”. He fined me and that was the end of it,’ he added.‘He then said, “Look, you’re going to be out of the team for a little bit” but there was no big bust-ups or big confrontations. I was very professional about it. ‘I was fully expecting to be back in the team a few weeks later but we had a good run of form and David Ospina, who came in goal, played really well for those few games. He stayed in. ‘That meant I was waiting and trying to win my place back in the team, or trying to convince him that I was still the best goalkeeper at the club by going out on loan. ‘That sounds strange but sometimes it’s the best way of doing it.’MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals the bizarre story of how he signed for ArsenalMORE: Gilberto Silva names the three Invincibles who would improve current Arsenal team the most Advertisement Advertisement Wojciech Szczesny was dropped by Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking (Picture: Getty)Wojciech Szczesny has lifted the lid on the conversation he had with Arsene Wenger when he was caught smoking in the dressing room after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat away to Southampton back in 2015.Emotions were high in the away changing room at St Mary’s after goals from Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic either side of half-time consigned the Gunners to their fifth loss of the Premier League campaign.The New Year’s Day disappointment also meant Wenger’s men had gone seven matches without recording a single clean sheet and it badly affected Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny, who openly admits he was smoking ‘regularly’ at the time.AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ronaldo blasts Juve teammates after Verona defeat

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo had strong words with Juventus players after their shock 2-1 Serie A defeat to Hellas Verona on Saturday night, reports say. The Old Lady have since been overtaken by Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan in the race for the Scudetto. And Ronaldo did the same – all while manager Maurizio Sarri stood there. Sarri reportedly stood by and listened in and was approving of the message that the Portugal international put across. In previous years, the Old Lady have had the league title all but in the bag at this point in the season. However, Juventus’ defeat coupled with Inter’s win over Milan means they’re no longer top of the Serie A table. read also: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus goal record Inter have been in fine form under Conte who, ironically, kickstarted Juventus’ dominance of Italian football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldo scored for Juventus against Verona on Saturday night but, in a sensational twist, the hosts came back to win 2-1. It was a frustrating evening for the Old Lady, with the result made worse by Inter Milan’s stunning 4-2 win over AC Milan on Sunday. Ronaldo was visibly frustrated after the game and reports in Italy have claimed he snubbed fans wanting to take photographs afterwards. And the Daily Mail say the 35-year-old vented his fury at Juventus players after the game. Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci reportedly both ‘hammered’ the squad for their abject performance.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

NPFL: Rangers target away win over Adamawa United FC

first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Coach of Rangers International FC of Enugu, Benedict Ugwu, says the club will work very hard to defeat Adamawa United FC in their home on SundayUgwu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Friday.Rangers will on Sunday battle Adamawa United in the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League Matchday Two at the Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe.He said that Rangers were expecting a tough match in Gombe, fearing that Adamawa United would want to prove they deserved to be in the nation’s top flight league.“The players are fit and motivated to get the needed result and we the technical crew have been fashioning out tactics suitable for the match.“Though Adamawa is new to the league, we have been studying their match tapes and we are going to approach the match with maximum attention,” Ugwu said.He said that he might have some changes, especially among the players that were playing the CAF league.“We signed all the players for CAF, NPFL and other competitions, so I may use new players for the match,” Ugwu said.The coach expressed joy that the players were injury free and hoped that they would remain fit throughout the season.Tags: Adamawa United FCBenedict UgwunpflRangers International FClast_img read more