ARSENAL’s former goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has explained why he felt he had to leave Arsenal to join Juventus this summer.
Szczesny completed his permanent switch to the Serie A champions in July for a fee that could reach £13.5m.
The Pole had not featured for Arsenal since the Gunners’ 2015 FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa.
And he says the decision to join Juventus, where he is understudy to Gianluigi Buffon, was easy.
“I came here because I need to win everything,” Szczesny told Mediaset Premium.
“I chose Juventus for their winning mindset. Every day in training I feel stronger and more ready to play for this club.
“It seemed a normal choice to me, when Juve call you, you have to go.
“When you play for Juventus the goal is always to win everything, and it’s no different this year.
“Scudetto rivals? There are a lot of strong teams, Napoli seem the most dangerous because of the quality of their play.
“But there’s also Roma, and [Luciano] Spalletti’s Inter have started very well this season.
“We have to be ready to win every game, but with our mentality we will be.”
Arsene Wenger fined Szczesny £20,000 for smoking in the showers after Arsenal lost to Southampton in 2015.
The stopper made 181 appearances for the Gunners, before being sent on loan to Roma soon after the incident.