Szczesny will wait until after the Euros to decide on his future!
There has been a lot of talk already during this summer transfer window, that Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, will consider his future with the Gunners during the off-season. It is rumoured that Italian side AS ROMA are lining up a bid for the Polish international, who kept clean sheet for his country in their opening game.
Szczesny spent last season out on loan with Roma, but could now make a move to the Italian side permanent. This is after supposedly feeling unwanted by Arsenal anymore. Szczesny has previously said in the media that he is a Gooner with immense passion and commitment to the club. However of course he has his own personal concerns as a professional footballer and the biggest interest for Szczesny right now, will surely be a first team regular. This is something that cannot be guaranteed by Arsenal and therefore Szczesny could be leaving the club permanent this summer, rather than go out on loan again.
Speaking to the media in regards to a possible move away from the Emirates, Szczesny was keen to squash all rumours of an imminent transfer happening, simply stating that he would not decide on his future until after the European Championships.
Whilst on international duty with Poland, Szczesny said: “Right now I’m not thinking about my future.My teammates and I are focused exclusively on the Euros. I hope to achieve a good result with Poland, I’ll only think about other things once the tournament is over.”
In my opinion Szczesny has proven that he does have quality as a good goalkeeper, despite his inconsistencies and issues off the pitch. Therefore I think Arsenal should keep hold of the Polish shot stopper, the biggest concern however will be keeping him happy, with Petr Cech sure to hold down the number one spot.
Rumours about David Ospina leaving the club this summer have also increased in recent weeks, so I highly doubt Wenger will let both players leave in one transfer window. I Think Szczesny is more likely to stay, simply because of his commitment and passion towards Arsenal, and that Szczesny still has the potential to grow and develop under the guidence of Cech, whilst I think Ospina has reached his maximum ability.
Will Szczesny be waving goodbye to the Emirates permanently this summer? Will he be sent out on loan again? Or will he return to the club to be a part of first team duties next season?