Arsene Wenger has been accused of lying to Wojciech Szczesny over his plans to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech by Poland legend Jan Tomaszewski.
Cech made the £10m move across London on Monday to put pen to paper on a four-year deal and is set to take up the No.1 shirt next season.
The deal is likely to leave Szczesny out of contention for the foreseeable future but is reportedly willing to stay and learn from the experienced Czech Republic international.
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Szczesny confidently stated that he was “here for good” after winning the FA Cup with Arsenal and dampened rumours that he had fallen out with Wenger, saying his relationship with the Frenchman remained "terrific".
However, Polish goalkeeping legend Jan Tomaszewski believes Szczesny would have never made such a claim if he was aware that Wenger was trying to sign Cech from Chelsea.
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"Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.”
Tomaszewski is of the opinion that Wenger must have lied to his fellow Pole about his future role at the club and urged Szczesny to leave before his career starts to stall.
He is quoted in the Evening Standard as saying: “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.
“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. Szczesny should leave, because it will be waste of time for him, if he stays.”
At 25-years-old, Szczesny still has at least a decade left at the top level of the game and will certainly outlast Cech, who will be 37-years-old when his four-year deal comes to an end.
Szczesny got a jumpstart to life as Arsenal's No.1 and has already played 181 first-team games for the Gunners. However, a lack of competition allowed him to relax and his development subsequently stalled.
Under Cech, Szczesny will have a world-class team-mate to learn from and will have the best chance of becoming a better player.
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