Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is keen to stay at Serie A side Roma if he is not going to be given his number one spot at the Emirates back.
The 25-year-old Polish international lost his Arsenal No.1 spot to Colombian international Ospina following a dreadful display against Southampton on New Year’s Day a season ago, and was relegated down to third place once the Gunners signed veteran Petr Cech from Chelsea.
This led for Szczesny to ask for a move so that he could play first team football with Arsenal granting his wish sending him out on a season long loan to Roma.
Now with summer fast approaching and his loan spell coming to an end the former Gunners No.1 does not want to return to the Emirates only to find himself sitting on the bench hence all the talk about making the loan move a permanent deal.
‘Will I stay at Roma? For me, football always comes first,’ said the former Legia Warsaw shot-stopper.
‘I have the confidence of everyone here.
‘When you have the trust of your teammates, the Coach and the fans, as well as playing every Sunday, then that can only be for the best.
‘Obviously it’s not just thanks to me, but everyone who has helped me.’
Roma meanwhile have financial problems that might see a few players move on over the summer, and while they may be interested in keeping Szczesny in the eternal city it will have to be for less money than Arsenal would probably be willing to accept.