Arsenal to punish Szczesny for Bayern Munich gesture

Peter Hanson
February 21, 2014
Arsenal to punish Szczesny for Bayern Munich gesture

Arsenal is set to discipline Wojciech Szczesny after he appeared to make an obscene gesture following his red card against Bayern Munich.

The goalkeeper was dismissed shortly before halftime in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg tie at the Emirates Stadium, when he was adjudged to have denied Arjen Robben a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

Szczesny will definitely miss the return leg at the Allianz Arena because of the red card, though he could face a lengthier ban if Uefa decide to review the incident.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was visibly frustrated with the decision, while Szczesny expressed his thoughts before walking down the tunnel.

Wenger confirmed the Poland international will be sanctioned by the club.

"It was frustration but we are professionals, me included, and we have always to master our reactions," he said. "Wojciech is part of that as well. We'll deal with that internally. We don't agree with that."

Szczesny is available for Arsenal's fixture with Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.