Photo: Arsenal star Szczesny looking miserable despite his team's easy win

Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny looked miserable on the bench during their win over Stoke.

Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny appeared far from happy on the substitute's bench against Stoke City.

The Pole was left out for the 3-0 victory, his second game out of the side in a row.

Szczesny's last game was the ill-fated game against Southampton in which Arsenal lost 2-0 on New Year's Day, and the goalkeeper was culpable for errors leading to both goals.

He was left out for the FA Cup win against Hull, and manager Arsene Wenger showed his faith in new signing David Ospina by giving him a second successive start, in the comfortable win over Stoke.

In between the Premier League games, it emerged Szczesny had been caught smoking in the showers after Arsenal's loss to Southampton, reported by The Mirror, and received a club fine.

The same paper report Szczesny was 'fuming' after being dropped for this clash at The Emirates, but no inside scoop was required for that story. A simple look at his face watching from the bench showed how unhappy he was to be sitting there rather than out on the pitch.

Arsenal's next game is in the Premier League away to Manchester City, nd Szczesny faces an anxious wait to see if he is recalled for the huge fixture, but Ospina gave little away to suggest he was incapable of playing next week at The Etihad.

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