Video: Szczesny and Fabianski talk Wenger, Jenkinson and Gerry Peyton

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You might have seen some quotes doing the rounds today, but thanks to Reddit user Kozajsza on r/gunners here’s a video of Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski.

In it they do an impression of Arsene Wenger, recall a horror moment for Carl Jenkinson and some confusing instruction from then then goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton.

Neither of the two Poles were fond of the former Irish international’s methods and Fabianski in particular made it known that his presence at the club was part of the reason he wanted to leave.

He’s since enhanced his reputation greatly with a spell at Swansea, coincidentally he spent a year with Unai Emery’s goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia, while Szczesny was chosen by Juventus to replace the legendary Gigi Buffon.

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Pedant
Pedant
1 year ago

Like both of them, thought Szcz should have been kept.

Not sure laughing at the club all through the video helps me like them more though.

Bobbyp
Bobbyp
1 year ago
Reply to  Pedant

I never felt like they were laughing at Arsenal, more at the goalkeeping coach who left. We should have kept Szcz, great keeper and a proper Gooner too!

Pedant
Pedant
1 year ago
Reply to  arseblog

I didn’t hear anything good about anyone in the club. Some balance would have been good, given that they have done well from their association with Arsenal.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  Pedant

Chez practically cried about missing Arsenal at his own Juve reveal. What else do you want?

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag
1 year ago
Reply to  arseblog

And because of this, so should we really. I don’t think Fabianski was ever going to be good enough but Chesney will be the one that got away

Pete
Pete
1 year ago

I though he was the one and only?

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago
Reply to  Pedant

Sounds like Peyton was a clown. What else do you do but laugh?

But the fact Wenger still wanted to hang on to Peyton is alarming. We all talk about when Wenger releases a book, what will he say, but it’s clear many players have their own stories to tell about our fabled and infamous coaching.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter
1 year ago

We badly needed coaching changes

Jungu Beans
Jungu Beans
1 year ago
Reply to  Lord Bendnter

Yes, we should “analize” all our coaches.

(see subtitles in the video)

2003-04
2003-04
1 year ago
Reply to  Jungu Beans

A proper analrapist such as Tobias could have been helpful during that period.

Big Mad Andy
Big Mad Andy
1 year ago
Reply to  2003-04

Yep, we needed Anustart

AnonymousGun
AnonymousGun
1 year ago
Reply to  Big Mad Andy

Now I know why we were called Arsenal.

gooonerKB
gooonerKB
1 year ago

Unbelievable! This stuff did happen at Arsenal. You just cannot write this up. No wonder Szczesny never improved!

Hantal
Hantal
1 year ago

I bet Boro Primorac was an unintentionally hilarious guy. I always thought he looked grumpy. I was wrong

Red-Sky
Red-Sky
1 year ago

Well, thankfully the club made an overhaul in the coaching department.

Hantal
Hantal
1 year ago
Reply to  Red-Sky

Not before losing a few decent prospects but hopefully going forward we’re better set up for the future

A Different George
A Different George
1 year ago

Blogs, I can’t get this to load. Can you post the link?

A Different George
A Different George
1 year ago
Reply to  arseblog

Thanks.

Limey
Limey
1 year ago

Comes over as a lack of class.Peyton fair game for criticism,seemed like mocking Arsene,I hope it wasn’t like that. I always liked these two.

Goonerink
1 year ago
Reply to  Limey

I imitate Arsene all the time, it’s not malicious or in disrespect. If anything I am repeating the audible tells of a man I spent 22 years listening to.

Wenger's Fat Wallet
Wenger's Fat Wallet
1 year ago
Reply to  Goonerink

Indeed. If you can’t laugh at Arsene you never really loved him.

LEFT08
LEFT08
1 year ago

Complete lack of respect. Totally unprofessional to mock a former coach, even if they had issues with him. Glad they’ve gone.

Jenks
Jenks
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

Not really though. These guys are professional footballers being given sub standard training and coaching by the sounds of it. Everyone else was laughing at us by the end of wengers reign.

LEFT08
LEFT08
1 year ago
Reply to  Jenks

“By the sounds of it” says it all really. And the guy making the sounds is the same guy caught smoking in the dressing room. I am not at all convinced Peyton is rubbish at his job, and no fan really has any way of knowing that to be honest.

Goonerink
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

I agree, they have 0 respect for Peyton.

But it sounds earned(or not more to the point)

Ivan Drago
Ivan Drago
1 year ago
Reply to  LEFT08

He was obviously pretty shite at his job. If anything the fact that he called all the keepers to a meeting just to single out Szcz and criticise him could be seen as bullying.

These are two great keepers that I’d love to see still at Arsenal. I mean, Szczesny improved so much at Roma with different coaching that Juve got him to replace Buffon! That’s how good he could have been with Arsenal if he wasn’t held back by Peyton

Bob
Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  Ivan Drago

You’d call that bullying? I love Szcz and I’m gutted he left us, but he was a cocky shit sometimes, and tbh that was part of why I liked him. But I can imagine he might need to be taken down a peg from time to time 😉

GUN
GUN
1 year ago

Fabianski, Szcesny and Vito really improved once they moved to other clubs. It’s obvious they didn’t get good training at Arsenal.

Donald's Trump
Donald's Trump
1 year ago

This is hilarious. How did Gerry Peyton keep his job for so long?!?!

What a frigging joke!

footieblisters
footieblisters
1 year ago

As much as i love and respect Arsene Wenger for being who he is and what he did for our club, i equally feel let down by the stubborn loyalty he bestowed upon some of the sub-standard ex-coaches at Arsenal. How could he not have seen the decline in their quality of work over the years?

Ks24
Ks24
1 year ago

It’s well probably that Peyton had old methods and should’ve been replaced earlier, BUT in this video it’s not evident for me: If you think about it, “Hazard tries to shoot to the other corner you go” it’s poorly said, but he means Hazard tries to look out the keeper and then goes to the other corner. In other words, Szcz should not go early. Actually a good advise. And the video with faults is strange, but maybe Gerry had a feeling that Woj is over-confident and doesn’t work hard enough. Again, he should have said it in another way,… Read more »

WellArsed
WellArsed
1 year ago

That’s an embarrassing revelation but I suspect the same was true of the defensive coaching in general.

Really wish we’d not let Szczesny go. Time will tell where he ends up, but early evidence suggests he’s improving consistently and will continue to do so.

The comments here about them being disrespectful to the club are misplaced and excessively partisan – in my opinion.