Never say never in football – anything can happen. Such is the case of Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny who once said in June 2015 that he would never leave the club but, fast-forward to this present day the tale is utterly different already.
The 26-year-old is quoted as saying that he would love to remain at the Roma next season and tacitly revealed that both club’s are in talks for a proposed transfer next season.
Szczesny told Italy publication Il Messaggero: “I want to stay. It’s not all up to me, obviously. I want it to happen, and I know Roma and Arsenal are talking about it, so we’ll see what happens.
“I’m happy to have helped the team and winning the title must be the next objective for this club.”
He has been spectacular for Roma this season, where he has helped them remain in the top three throughout this season. Having stamped his authority as the Giallorossi’s No1 goalkeeper, he is reluctant to return to North London where he faces stiff competition from the likes of Petr Cech and David Ospina.
Football insider reports that both Arsenal are willing to accept a fee in the region of £10 million for the Polish international.
The end result of this move could see the Gunners struggle to find a reliable goalkeeper in Cech and Ospina’s absence. They are banking on 6ft 6” Matt Macey to fill in the void left by Szczesny but the 21-year-old is yet to get the necessary first team exposure to put him in good stead as a potential first choice goalkeeper.