Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has slammed manager Arsene Wenger for his League Cup snub and says he is prepared to quit for first team football.
Szczesny, 20, was not included in the squad for the third-round tie against local rivals Tottenham and has yet to appear in the Premier League this season. The highly rated Poland youth international shone on loan at Brentford last term and had been expected to put pressure on Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski.
Speaking to Gazeta Wyborcza, Szczesny admitted he was losing patience with his Gunners situation.
He said: "Despite our talks before the season, Arsene Wenger seems to forget he has a goalkeeper named Wojciech Szczesny in the team. He is avoiding me at every occasion.
"Wenger told me to fight for a first-team place, but then he didn't include me in the squad for the Carling Cup game.
"My friends told me not to worry, that it's a marathon, and not a sprint. But a marathon isn't about running in the same place for three years.
"I'm ready to play at the highest level but I need a club that believes in a 20-year-old. In Arsenal there's no such bravery. My main goal is to play for Arsenal, but if there's a move option, we'll have words."