Wojciech Szczęsny on his former Arsenal colleagues

Wojciech Szczęsny has had some Positive, funny and harsh words for his former Arsenal team mates.


Tomas Rosicky – “You watch him play with great pleasure, Little Mozart, his movement on the pitch was impressive, full of class and grace. I still believe he is the richest footballer I know. He never spent any money. The whole time I was at Arsenal he had the same car, 2005/6 Mercedes, wore only clothes from his sponsor. The only thing he didn’t spare on was his guitar.”

Aaron Ramsey – “Never considered football as tactic game, he is the guy who run whole 90 minutes. He runs most from any player I played with, 13 kilometres per game – no problem. In my opinion he might be great addition to Juventus.”

Samir Nasri – “He always thought he’s some kind of gangster. Everyone has this colleague at school, who had strong and big friends and it made him think he’s cool. In Poland there is saying – to fart higher than your bottom.”

Alexandr Hleb – “He could have achieved more in football, still made a great career. but he liked to drink.”

Thierry Henry – “The best player in Arsenal history. The best player in Premier League History. Very demanding especially for youngsters. Guys always said they were afraid of him in training. When you failed pass, he got pissed and let you know he’s not happy with you very vocally. Great guy.”


Jack Wilshere – “My best friend, next to Krychowiak. At my wedding he got so drunk. we were looking for him everywhere for 2 hours and found him sleeping in bushes. One injury never fully cured caused next and then next. One of the greatest talents I met. Because of injuries he now plays in West Ham not big European club.”


Robin van Persie – “You have to admit, he left for Man United and next year won a title, but year after that he got benched, moved to Turkey and his big career ended. He could have made other decisions and achieve lots more at Arsenal. He’s extremely arrogant – sometimes.”

Nicklas Bendtner – “One of the most intelligent guys I played with. You see Nick, well-organised, neat, in-form, seems everything is going great for him, next day you open newspaper and read – Drunk Bendtner driving wrong way and you are like WTF. I don’t know, guy with 2 personalities. The most confident guy I played with.”

Gervinho – “Who thought he might be in my top 40 I played with?! Add one more 0.”

Olivier Giroud – “The most handsome player I played with, and he knows it. He loves himself, even more than Krychowiak. You know, little beard comb, oils for chest. Great guy, very underrated player.”

Bacary Sagna – ” In my opinion, Bacary at his peak was the best right back in Premier League. When the game didn’t go well for us I just passed long balls to the corner of half field. We were training this a lot and on 100 balls he won like 98 of them.”

Hector Bellerin – “Hector still has lots to improve in defence. Now he’s still wing-back, giving more in offensive. A little weird because of his style, but who isn’t? He got if after his mum.”

Mesut Ozil – “7 times brilliant, 2 times horrible, he’s not lazy as people say. Great guy. He can’t stabilise his form in PL and I really can’t tell why. Unbelievable vision on the pitch. You watch a match on TV, and you are like how he saw that? I don’t but got whole pitch on my TV screen.”

Lukas Podolski – “I remember, and I’m not lying to You now. In training, when Poldi got the ball inside the box, 10, 11 meters I didn’t want to save, I covered my head. I swear, just protected the head. Really funny guy and with all that normal person.”

Andrey Arshavin – “Hilarious guy, the funniest laugh ever. The season he joined us, we played lots of small games in training and we were like “wow, we are going to win the league”. We didn’t.”

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Santi Cazorla – “We were on the camp, in Germany, Cologne and Santi joined us, first training session, we played small games. After training guys gave a big applause for Arsene for bringing Cazorla. Slow, small, one of the best I played with. Unbelievable mind and technique. I can’t tell what his best asset was, but you played with him and were like ‘Ohhhh my God, he’s soooo good.’ Lovable, friendly, always smiling. Not wanting to insult but got tendency to gain weight.”

Interview via Arseblog.

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