Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must take some responsibility for the drop in form of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny - according to the player's father, himself a former Poland international.
Szczesny was axed for the Champions League game against Bayern Munich last week, with Wenger claiming the 22-year-old had been "mentally affected" by the number of games played. The Poland international was then put on the bench for the Barclays Premier League win at Swansea, where Lukasz Fabianski kept a second consecutive clean sheet.
Szczesny has joined up with the Poland squad ahead of their World Cup Group H qualifiers against Ukraine and San Marino, but Southampton keeper Artur Boruc is expected to be first choice. Maciej Szczesny - who won seven caps for Poland and helped Legia Warsaw reach the quarter-finals of the 1995-96 Champions League - said: "Wenger already started to look for the scapegoat."
In an interview with Poland's leading sport daily paper Przeglad Sportowy, Szczesny added: "It is not the way the boss should behave.
"Wojciech has had two serious injuries. He played with one in April and May (last year). He shouldn't have agreed to play that time, but the coach insisted.