By Chris Harris
According to reports the Polish goalkeeper said he deserved to be the Arsenal captain. Szczesny was also linked with a move to Barcelona while questions have been raised over his withdrawal from the Poland national squad with a back injury.
The 21-year-old used his Twitter feed to respond.
"I got annoyed with a few things about myself in the media recently so I'm gonna set the record straight," he began.
"I never said I deserve the Arsenal armband. I said that I would love to one day take the responsibility of being an Arsenal skipper. RVP [Robin van Persie] is doing a great job as a skipper and he fully deserves the armband."
Szczesny added: "I am injured and had to be pulled out of Polish national team. I hope to recover as soon as possible."
And he mocked the speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal: "Please continue the 'Szczesny to Barcelona' rumours. Makes me laugh every time I read it!"5 Oct 2011