Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is out injured for up to six weeks with a dislocated finger suffered during the Champions League tie against Barcelona, ridiculed his Arsenal teammates including his replacement Jens Lehmann.

Speaking at a fans' forum, the 20-year-old joked that he'd rather play behind 48-year-old youth team coach Steve Bould than the current defenders at the club and he went on to suggest that Bould, who retired 11 years ago, could reform his partnership with club legend Tony Adams.

Szczesny, well known for his wit and outspoken views, went on to brand striker Nicklas Bendtner as arrogant while calling fellow goalkeeper Jens Lehmann a nutcase.

The German keeper, who was Arsenal's goalkeeper from 2003-08, was brought out of retirement and re-signed by manager Arsene Wenger as an emergency cover for the injured Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski .

When Szczesny was queried whether Lehmann had changed from his first spell at the club, he said: I was very young the first time he was at the club but he is still a nutcase!

When another supporter asked him who was more confident, him or Danish striker Bendtner, he said I am confident, he is arrogant.