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Former Arsenal star reveals Wenger was angry at him after ‘childish’ WHL incident

Wojciech Szczesny certainly made a few enemies in North London during his time with Arsenal, although he has now admitted fault for some of his ‘childish’ actions.

Back in 2014, the then Arsenal goalkeeper decided to take a selfie with his teammates at White Hart Lane after a 1-0 win for the Gunners.

Arsenal took the lead early in the match thanks to a wonder strike from Tomas Rosicky and, despite creating several chances to level the game, the home side couldn’t convert.

Szczesny’s decision to upload a selfie to social media with teammates Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, and Lukas Podolski certainly did not sit well with some Spurs fans.

The Juventus shot-stopper has now revealed that former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, was also far from pleased with his antics.

Speaking about the incident, Szczesny told Arsenal’s In Lockdown podcast: “He [Wenger] wasn’t exactly happy about [the selfie] and looking back at it I would never do it again.

“But I think I was 21 or 22 years old at the time and you really enjoy those kinds of things and it was great for me back then.

“Now looking back at it, it was probably childish and I know he wasn’t happy with that one at the time. No punishments whatsoever, but he let me know.

“I might not be exactly accurate in the way I report this back to you, but it was kind of, ‘You never see Iker Casillas doing that do you?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah you’re probably right there.”

Spurs Web Opinion

That wasn’t a particularly pleasant time to be a Spurs fan with Tim Sherwood in charge of the club, but we did give a good account of ourselves in that particular game. In fact, the least we deserved was a draw, but we squandered too many chances, particularly in the second half.

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