Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has agreed to join AS Roma on loan ahead of next season but still has a future with us when he returns, The Telegraph reports.
Szczesny is set to gain some playing time in Serie A which may have been limited had he stayed with us following the arrival of Petr Cech last month.
According to the report, Roma wanted to sign Szczesny on a permanent deal, but that was refused by both club and player with the Polish international adamant that he can displace Cech in the future.
Following the debacle at St Mary’s Stadium in January, it was always difficult to see how Szczesny was going to get back into the team which subsequently called his future into question.
David Ospina replaced him between the sticks and although he did an admirable job, it was clear that neither shot-stopper possess the quality to become our current No.1.
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Szczesny may also be determined to feature for his country at next summer’s European Championships following a disastrous experience in his hometown in 2012.
Playing on a weekly basis will certainly aid his chances and we hope to see a more mature Szczesny return to compete with Cech.