Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has used the medium of Twitter to deny reports claiming he had asked for the captain's armband while also laughing off links to Barcelona.
On Tuesday, wide-spread reports stated that Szczesny was, albeit not immediately, looking to move to European champions Barcelona.
The rumors emerged after was quoted as telling polskathetimes.pl that he would welcome the chance to move to Barcelona.
I can't declare that I will spend my entire career here, but if I leave I will have a very important reason or I will go to Barcelona. he told polskathetimes.pl.
The quote came after he put in a string of impressive performances for Arsenal, despite the team itself not impressing.
Certain reports also raised question marks over his position on Robin Van Persie captaining the Arsenal side, as he was quoted as saying he would welcome the chance to lead the team.
However, in a series of five tweets, he said the following:
I got annoyed with a few things about myself in the media recently so I'm gonna set the record straight.
1) I never said I deserve an Arsenal armband. I said that I would love to one day take a responsibility of being an Arsenal skipper.
RVP is doing a great job as a skipper and he fully deserves an armband.
2) I AM injured and had to be pulled out of Polish national team. Hope to recover asap. (Thats for Polish media)
3) Please continue the Szczesny to Barcelona rumours. Makes me laugh everytime I read it :) haha