From his national team training camp in Poland, Wojciech Szczesny has requested the following statement to be released on his behalf:

“I would like to apologise for the comments made by my father which have been used by both Polish and English media.

I am proud to be a part of Arsenal and I see my future at this great club

Wojciech Szczesny

"I'd like to make it clear that those were the views and opinions of my father and not mine, and although I respect his views I cannot accept them as I find them disrespectful to the club I truly love.

“I have been at Arsenal Football Club for seven years now and I have always shown my full respect to the Club, Arsène Wenger, all the coaching staff, my team-mates and the fans.

"I've always felt that I received great support from the manager and the fans and I am fully focused on getting back to my best.

“I am proud to be a part of Arsenal and I see my future at this great club.”

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