Szczesny believes Van Persie blew it quitting the Gunners for Manchester United late in the career.
Discussing Van Persie and Alexander Hleb, the Pole told YouTube channel Foot Truck: “Alexander could have achieved more. He had a great career anyway, but he liked to drink.
"Van Persie? You have to admit. He left for Manchester United and won the league title. But then he ended up on the bench, he opted for a transfer to Turkey and his great career was over. He could have made other decisions and achieved more at Arsenal.
"Van Persie was sometimes extremely arrogant."