Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal teammate’s career suffered due to drink

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Wojciech Szczesny has some tales from his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Wojciech Szczesny has been unveiling all sorts of stories about his former Arsenal teammates and has gone as far as suggesting that Alexander Hleb’s career suffered due to alcohol.Szczesny has slammed Robin van Persie as ‘arrogant’ and called Samir Nasri a ‘gangster’ and now he has given his opinion on Hleb.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Belarusian played for Arsenal from 2005-08, racking up 130 appearances in all competitions and scoring 10 goals.He went on to play for Barcelona, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, among others, and is still playing for BATE Borisov at 37-years-old, but Szczesny believes that drinking cost him even more success.ADVERTISEMENT Alexander Hleb is still playing for Bate Borisov (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘He [Hleb] could have achieved more in football, he still had a great race ahead, but he liked to drink,’ the Polish goalkeeper told Foot Truck.AdvertisementAdvertisementHleb admitted in 2014 that he should not have left the Emirates when he did: ‘Of course I regret leaving Arsenal,’ Hleb told the Guardian.‘I was playing every week for one of the most exciting sides in Europe, a team which was always in the top four in the Premier League and were Champions League contenders.’center_img Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal teammate’s career suffered due to drink Hleb in action for Arsenal in 2007 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Szczesny did not stop at Hleb in his attempts to grass up his former colleagues, also telling a story about Jack Wilshere having a few too many at his wedding.‘My best friend, alongside [Grzegorz] Krychowiak.‘At my wedding he got so drunk, we were looking for him everywhere for two hours and found him sleeping in bushes.’More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe Pole is now first choice keeper at Juventus, winning Serie A and the Coppa Italia last season with the Turin giants.MORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals the reason Sadio Mane is outperforming Liverpool teammate Mohamed SalahMORE: Man Utd, Chelsea and PSG set to battle for Juventus’ Douglas Costa Phil HaighWednesday 20 Mar 2019 12:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link125Shareslast_img