Szczesny looking likely to leave!
Whilst Arsenal are close to having one player joining the club in the form of Granit Xhaha, another player could instead soon be leaving the Gunners! Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has told the Italian media that he knows where he will be playing next season, and it looks increasingly likely that it will be away from North London.
Over the past few weeks there have been a couple of debates surrounding the rumours of Szczesny’s apparent departure from Arsenal football club. Whilst some reports have suggested that Szczesny will be coming back to play for the Gunners next season, the majority have instead been in favour of Szczesny leaving with Roma his most likely destination.
Speaking to the media, the Polish international goalkeeper stated: “I know where I will be playing next season, but I won’t tell. If I stay at Roma, it’ll be the opportunity to grow and improve even more. If I return to Arsenal, I’ll make use of my experience. I learned more in four months under Spalletti than in 10 years in England. I really get on with goalkeeping coach Nanni too – if I have made steps forward in my career, it is thanks to him.” Just that sentence alone makes it clear that he cannot be coming back to Arsenal..
The fact that Szczesny is refusing to shed any definite light on an impending move would suggest to me that any transfer deal in the making is being kept under raps by Arsenal as usual. If such a deal is being made, that of course means that Arsenal are looking to sell Wojciech Szczesny, but how much will the club get for their former number one? It was previously reported that Arsenal were looking to attract bids in the excess of €15 million, and if the club do receive such a bid, I have no doubt that they should grab the money and run.
Personally I do like Szczesny as a player both on and off the pitch. Although he has his inconsistencies and occasionally gets his name in the papers for all the wrong reasons, there is no doubt that he does have talent that is still waiting to be nurtured, not to mention he is of course a true Gooner! I think his messages for the Tottenham fans last Sunday certainly proved that.
If this latest report is to be true and Szczesny does truly know where he is heading next season then I guess the fans will have to wait just a little longer for confirmation, but can anyone see him returning to Wenger’s fold?