It is an excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news that Wenger is sending Wojciech Szczesny off to Roma for next season and hopefully keeping David Ospina as backup if (God forbid!) Petr Cech gets injured. This is the obvious solution for all concerned but admittedly many Gooners were worried that Szczesny would be retained while Ospina was going to sold.
Szczesny gave us the good news himself on his Twitter page. ‘Good evening Roma fans.
‘I’m very happy to be signing for Roma tomorrow. Ciao!’ He tweeted. Good luck Woj, and stay away from those strong Italian cigarettes!
Meanwhile, Jeorge Bird, who is an expert on the Arsenal Youth website, has revealed that the Gunners have agreed a deal for the young Ajax striker Donyell Malen. Arsenal have already sent Yaya Sanogo over to Holland to work under Dennis Bergkamp, and it seems that the favour has been returned in spades.The Dutch U17 hitman has been described by the Italian agent Mino Riola as ‘phenomenal’.
The report says that the great Barcelona tried to tempt Malen over to Spain, but the Gunners will sign him up for the youth academy, probably helped by our association with Bergkamp and Marc Overmars at the Dutch giants.
Malen will join the rest of our promising summer recruits in the Arsenal U18 side alongside Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Yassin Fortune, Vlad Dragomir, Kostas Pileas and Jordi Osei-Tutu who were all acquired recently…