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Wojciech Szczesny Fined £20K for Smoking in Shower After Loss vs. Southampton

Details behind Wojciech Szczesny’s recent controversy have come to light after it was revealed the Arsenal goalkeeper was caught smoking in the showers following his team’s New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton.

The Gunners lost 2-0 at St. Mary’s, and Szczesny was subsequently dropped for Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Hull City on Sunday and fined £20,000. The Mirror’s John Cross reports:

He was caught lighting up following Arsenal’s New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton – to the fury of boss Arsene Wenger, who was already raging over the keeper’s error-strewn horror show.

Szczesny was dropped for the next game, the FA Cup tie with Hull, although Wenger was always intending to give David Ospina a run in the competition. 

But it remains to be seen whether Wenger will further punish Szczesny by dropping him from the team for Sunday’s clash with Stoke City.

The Polish international had a dismal outing against the Saints and was at fault for both the goals conceded. He needlessly rushed out to face Sadio Mane before falling victim to a chip for the first, and then passed the ball to Dusan Tadic for the second.

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