Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is to spend another season on loan with Roma.
The Polish international fell down the pecking order at the Emirates stadium last summer, following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea, and consequently moved out on loan to the Italian side.
Szczesny earned the right to play as Roma’s first choice, and went onto start 34 of the club’s 38 league matches last term.
The Serie A side has now signed Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson from Internacional, and questions were raised as to whether they would still need the Arsenal keeper.
Reports now claim that an agreement has been made between the two clubs which will see Szczesny stay with Roma for the coming season, which will likely mean Alisson will be given time to earn a place in the starting line-up.
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At Arsenal, this could mean that David Ospina will be forced to stay at the club, and play as back-up to favoured shot-stopper Cech, which is most likely an unwelcomed circumstance for the Colombian.
The 27 year-old displaced the Wojciech back in January 2015, and was highly impressive, and was unlucky to have a goalkeeper signed ahead of him in the following window, and now finds himself stuck on the bench once again.
There were reports linking him with the exit door, but with no other back-up in the squad, there will surely be no chance of him leaving unless another goalkeeper arrived this summer.
Will Szczesny play for Arsenal again in the future? Does his loan moves mean he will take over from Cech when his ability begins to fade? or do you think we had no permanent offers to take him off our hands?