Former Arsenal shotstopper Wojciech Szczesny has given his opinion about his former teammates at the Emirates stadium.
The Polish goalkeeper who spent eight seasons in North London before leaving for Italy, was speaking to YouTube channel, Foot Truck
, when he was asked about his former teammates at Arsenal.
Szczesny described Robin van Persie as “extremely arrogant” and said the Dutchman could have gotten more out of his career had he stayed at Arsenal.
“He could have made other decisions and achieved lots more at Arsenal,” Szczesny said.
“He’s extremely arrogant – sometimes.” he added.
“[I] have to admit, he left for Manchester United and the following year won a title.
“However after that, he got benched, moved to Turkey and his big career ended.”
He also spoke about other players who left the Gunners for “greener pastures”
“[Nasri] always thought he was some kind of gangster,” he said about Nasri who left for Manchester City.
“Everyone has this guy at school, who had strong and big friends and it made him think he was cool.
As for Hleb, he stated: “He could have achieved more in football. He still had a great career but he liked to drink.”
The 28-year-old made a permanent move to Juventus in 2017 and won the treble in his first season.
On Bendtner, he said: “One of the most intelligent guys I played with. You see Nick, well-organized, neat, in-form and it seems everything is going great for him. Then the next day you open a newspaper and read – Drunk Bendtner driving the wrong way and you are like WTF. I don’t know, he’s a guy with two personalities. The most confident guy I played with.”