A golden story has emerged connected to Arsenal today, as the father of under-fire goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has defended his son- and compared Per Mertesacker to a rhinoceros.
The Polish stopper has been subject to a vast amount of criticism in recent weeks following a double error in the defeat to Southampton, as Szczesny was at fault for both of the Saints goals. However, the player’s father believes the issue lies with his defence and not his son.
It’s the sort of thing you expect a crackpot like Diego Maradona to come out with, so we can now clash Szczesny’s Dad as a little bit odd. Still, the comments made for great reading and understandably set Twitter alight.
Arsenal fans aren’t too pleased though, as it’s difficult to see how this helps the defensive situation at the Gunners and could drive a wedge between the two team-mates.
Ironic thing about Szczesny’s dad comparing Mertesacker to a Rhinoceros is that it’s actually how Szczesny looks charging out of goal…
— Gunnervision (@Gunner_vision) January 8, 2015
How exactly does Szczesny’s dad think that he’s helping by speaking out?
— Rachael (@Rachaelwith2As) January 8, 2015
Rubbish. Szczesny has been arrogant and over confident for years.
— Amanpreet Singh (@Amanlovesred) January 8, 2015
Szczesny’s dad criticises ’embarrassing’ Arsenal defence instead of his son’s smoking in the showers?
— Erskine Sam (@ErskineSam) January 8, 2015
Lot of talk about Szczesny lately. Fact is, he is a top goalkeeper. And hardly ever makes a technical error. He deserves credit for that.
— Adam (@AR_MESSY) January 8, 2015
Szczesny’s dad really does help his son’s cause does he…….#AFC
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) January 8, 2015
Wojciech Szczesny’s dad apparently said Per Mertesacker “showed the agility of a rhinoceros” against Southampton. Literally crying.
— Joe Krishnan (@joekrishnan) January 8, 2015
Hahahahaha. Wojciech Szczesny’s Dad, Maciej. What a schnook!
— EzeNwanyi. (@Adorayyble) January 8, 2015
— Akshay Ravi (@akshayravi14) January 8, 2015
Szczesny’s dad has criticised Kos, Per and AW. In Italy we use a great proverb for this situation: “like father, like son”. Arrogant. #AFC
— Massimiliano Iollo (@Maxi_Whites) January 8, 2015