In what is probably a smart move on the part of Arsenal, rather than sell their unwanted for now Polish goal keeper Wojciech Szczesny the Gunners will ship him off on a season-long loan to Italian Serie A side Roma where he will be given the opportunity to stay sharp playing first-team football rather than just warming a bench at the Emirates.
While speaking to reporters earlier today ahead of the Emirates Cup this weekend, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed a season-long loan with the Serie A side is all but complete.
‘Szczesny will not be involved [this weekend] because he might move to Roma. I hope I can give 90 minutes to every player,’ he said.
‘He could go. We are pretty much done, it’s down to paperwork.
‘Szcsesny is a top-class goalkeeper and we have three who are all top. For one of the keepers, if he can play somewhere it is good.’
Wenger added: ‘I believe he will have a future at Arsenal because I rate him highly. I don’t want the opportunity he had at a young age to be wasted.’