Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has apologised for his father's comments about manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger insisted that Szczesny was dropped for the Gunners' two most-recent matches against Bayern Munich and Swansea City because he had been affected mentally by recent events.

But Szczesny's father Maciej, who was also a professional footballer, claimed that his son was being used as a scapegoat

He added that his son was injured on several occasions last year, but Wenger still chose to play him, and that is the reason why his form had been lost.

After reading the reports and the comments made by his own father, Wojciech released a statement on the official Arsenal website offering a formal apology to the club and the fans.

“I would like to apologise for the comments made by my father which have been used by both Polish and English media," the Poland international said.

"I'd like to make it clear that those were the views and opinions of my father and not mine, and although I respect his views I cannot accept them as I find them disrespectful to the club I truly love.

“I have been at Arsenal Football Club for seven years now and I have always shown my full respect to the Club, Arsène Wenger, all the coaching staff, my team-mates and the fans.

"I've always felt that I received great support from the manager and the fans and I am fully focused on getting back to my best.

“I am proud to be a part of Arsenal and I see my future at this great club.”


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