Wojciech Szczesny is currently on loan with Serie A side Roma, and his comments suggest a permanent summer transfer is a real possibility, as reported by The Evening Standard.
With the arrival of Petr Cech and David Ospina still battling for a starting spot, Szczesny was unlikely to get game time if he remained at Arsenal this season. It was understandable therefore, that Arsene Wenger opted to send him out on loan.
It seems as though he’s more than happy to remain in Italy though, revealing that talks were ongoing between Arsenal and Roma about a potential permanent switch.
“Next year in Rome? I don’t know,” he said.
“I know what you know, that the clubs are talking about it.”
Szczesny has admittedly been fantastic at Roma, and it would be a real shame to see him leave. Although he has his shortcomings, he’s arguably a far better keeper than Ospina, and if Szczesny can learn from Petr Cech then he could still become a top quality shot-stopper.
The Colombian may also be looking for a summer switch away from the Emirates, as he is unlikely to be happy with his pretty much permanent spot on the bench. Petr Cech took back his starting spot almost as soon as he was back from injury, and Ospina must know he has next to no chance of wrestling a place off the Czech international.
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If we were to get rid of both Szczesny and Ospina in one summer we could end up really regretting it, so hopefully Arsene Wenger has a plan to keep hold of the 26-year-old.