Now Arsenal No.1 Szczesny hints at Barcelona move

Wojciech Szczesny has refused to rule out following former captain Cesc Fabregas and switching from Arsenal to Barcelona.

But Szczesny admits any future move to the current European Champions would not be motivated by money.

The Metro this morning reports that the 21-year-old described the club as ‘his second home’ in an interview with the Polish media this week, but refused to rule out following a lengthy list of former Gunners’ stars in joining the Spanish giants.

He said: “I can’t declare that I will spend my entire career here, but if I leave I will have a very important reason or I will go to Barcelona. I can’t imagine a situation where I would leave this club just for money.”


Szczesny is currently receiving treatment on a back problem that has seen him ruled out of forthcoming friendlies against South Korea and Belarus, with results of a scan expected soon.

Elsewhere this morning, and Sao Paulo supporters have demanded on-loan Arsenal midfielder Denilson never plays for the club again, after he allegedly branded them “very, very annoying” on Twitter.

And reports suggest that Lille striker Moussa Sow, thought to be an Arsenal target, claims he is unsure where his future lies beyond the end of the current season, with contract negotiations seemingly at a standstill.

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  • Cut

    Lets face it we have become a feeder club for likes of City & Barca etc.

    Young players see us as a stepping stone to joining richer clubs!

    The reality is that the situation is not going to change until money to burn filthy rich Usminov takes over!

    • Alx96

      It does not have to a take over usmanov or some other mogul to change the situation at Arsenal. Arsenal are decently positioned for the last couple of year before the last 3 years.

      After the invincibles era, Arsenal should have preserved some of the senior players. Like Henry, Gilberto, Flamini, Vieira or even Pires and Wiltord at the time. But no, down to AW’s policy we lost Gilberto and Pires amd TH14! Added with contract situation that made Flamini leaves on Bosman, the same situation which had happened to Edu leaving. This player over 30 policy is BS, I tell you.

      Those players were not leaving because of the money. If some if not all the player I mentioned are still in the club for the lat couple of years, I don’t think it would be this devastating as our current situation is.

      So, it does not have to be an injection of foreign money, it can be down to the club policy. Or it can be about our playing tactics even!

  • James mc daid

    Why would he want to stay?all he is seeing is senior players leaving.

  • Bigsyisback

    It is making him look bad at the moment, if it wasn’t for his outstanding performances the goals against would be twice as bad, he pulled off 4 class saves at the lane.

    • Berg10

      He’s there to make saves ffs, not as if he’s just expected to take goal kicks.
      He’s in a well paid job in tremendous environment so unless he get’s the call for a perceived higher club then he knows what’s expected of him and he’s doing it well at the moment.

      • Anonymous

        And he has made loads of saves.

        But with the amount of chances we concede, it’s no surprise that some of them go in. He can’t save everything but he is doing a good job.

  • Berg10

    The words have been twisted. He isn’t saying “I want to go”, he has stated that he would only leave under special circumstances and money was not one of them. As much as I detest Barca I appreciate that ANY player would jump at the chance to play for them and this I believe was his reaction to a “question” or more likely a mischief making slimy hack.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing this story about Szczesny is bullsh*t.

    Players should learn not to give interviews other than after matches (where they only talk about the match) or to Arsenal.com where they can edit what they say afterwards.

  • Godfather_cwq

    If this is accurate we should look around and get rid of the Charlie. It was only a few weeks ago he let in 8! Now he’s listening to everyone say he’s good and linking himself to a BIGGER club! Then off you go fella. I’ve no doubt our lesser club will be the biggestclub you play for.