Arsenal keeper’s future to be decided in “coming hours”

After many many months of negotiations, it appears that the Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could have a new deal signed and sealed “in the coming hours”.

It is being reported in Italy this morning that the Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has made Wojciech his priority for next season, and the club is willing to match Arsenal’s demands. He will join on loan for a second season, with Roma holding an option to make the move permanent for a fee in the region of €16-18m next summer.

So if Szczesny is as successful as he was last year at the Italian giants, then it would appear that the Pole has played his last game for the Gunners, but going by his comments last week he will always remain an Arsenal fan.

What this then means for David Ospina we will have to wait and see, with Besiktas having made it clear that they want the Columbian international next season. But surely Wenger won’t let both Szczesny and Ospina leave the club and leave Petr Cech without an adequate backup.

My personal thought is that Wenger has given up on persuading the Turkish club to increase their derisory offer and has decided to keep him at the Emirates.

What do you think Gooners?



  1. Arsenal can Szczesny in the team but not in the near future cause Cech is very likely to stay for more than 5 years at the club and bring balance in the team. Ospina is very good but again his form can vary.

  2. Don’t care about the keeper we need players and he isn’t buying any. He will come back and say OG has hit form we don’t need anyone. Man city had a good team but he is buying to make sure they win the EPL man united the same TBH all the clubs are buying but he wants one for tbe future??? Players don’t want to come to Arsenal and not talking about vardy coz he was right we don’t play his game. I have not even got the kids there kits coz I’m sick of paying over the odds and getting nothing back. AW dose need to go up stairs or just leave because we are one of the richest clubs in world football that don’t win crap

  3. New deal?
    Cech is number one at Arsenal.
    Szcz is number one at Roma.
    Where is the change?
    Szcz remains an Arsenal player
    and if he continues to improve is likely
    to return to Arsenal when Cech leaves.
    So all options still remain on the table.
    Return now, return later, or sell 🙂
    Ospina is just another player who according to the rumour mill was
    leaving or going on loan but like Bellerin, Gibbs, Chambers, Walcott,
    Wilshere, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez is staying put.
    Now for the “new deals” for the other players who were “leaving”.
    Mertesacker Cazorla and maybe even Debuchy+ Sanogo.
    What has the rumour mill got against Giroud 🙂

  4. Well if it was up to me, our goalkeeping situation goes like this:

    Cech is number 1 for the next 2 years or so, then he’ll be 36 and probably starting to go downhill.

    Sell Szczesny to Roma. Unlike most, I’ve always rated Szczesny, but he’s not going to sit on the bench for Cech, so we should let him move on.

    Keep Ospina as long as possible, but unlikely that we’ll be able to keep him beyond this coming season.

    Buy Jack Butland from Stoke as our long term replacement for Cech. He’s said he wants to stay at Stoke for at least one more season, so hopefully he’ll be on the transfer market at the right time. Was fantastic before his injury, I expect him to be a proper world class goalkeeper in future. Plus he’s English and homegrown, which always helps.

    1. Your last sentance started to worry me lol hopefully he doesn’t do a joe haart and become shocking he is a bright prospect though. I would sell emilio martinez and get in dragowski who is one of the top teen Gk around and coinsidently came from Legia Warsaw like fabianski

  5. Woj is sorted and am satisfied with the loan deal for now as our GK situation is a kind od dilemma now…..

    If the deal does go through,it means Ospina is staying!
    But for me, Cech did well but not extra-ordinary…

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