Have Arsenal missed a trick with Szczesny’s contract?

The Arsenal keeper, Wojciech Szczesny, who has spent the current season on loan with Roma in Italy, has attacked the media for their recent claims.

The Polish international has started 20 of his temporary side’s 24 league matches this term, and could be offered the chance to stay with the Giallorossi on a permanent basis.

Szczesny’s current Arsenal contract is reported to be set to expire at the end of the season, and at 25 years-old, will likely have a number of potential suitors to choose from should he fail to agree an extension with the North-London side in the near future.

One source had claimed that Roma would not be looking to make him an offer however, speculating a preference for Internacional’s 23 year-old shotstopper Alisson instead, whom they were claimed to be ‘in talks’ with.

Later, news sources claimed that Roma had now changed their mind about whether to try and land the Arsenal loanee, with alternative target Alisson keen to stay in his homeland, in order to secure a place in Brazil’s Olympic squad.

Szczesny has now slammed the media circus for their whirlwind of claims, by taking to his official Twitter account. “Gotta love the media, reporting on three completely different stories regarding my future in a space of 24 hours. “Saying there’s been a change of heart, U-turn and turnaround – the only U-turn there’s ever been is in your rubbish reporting skills.
“#Rubbishatyourjob From Rome with love, Wojciech,” He typed.

I am rather surprised to see that we have allowed Sczcesny’s contract to run into it’s final six months, at the risk of losing him on a free transfer in the coming summer. Surely despite being our number three goalkeeper, he could have easily commanded £5 Million at the beginning of the season or at least a couple of mill in January?

Our club are known for making good financial decisions, so either SkySports and other sources are wrong about his contract expiry… Or Wenger and the board are slipping…

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  1. I want him gone to be honest would rather have Ospina as our backup goalkeeper but letting his contract run down? Thats insane. Why didnt we sell him in the summer when we bought Cech?

  2. Good to see Vermaelen playing tonight

    Barca looked almost unrecognizeable but with 7-0 lead it would be stupid not rest most of the starters

    Neville’s team still couldn’t beat them but at least got a goal- 8-1 aggregate

  3. I go with the “Wenger and the board are slipping” comment,
    As it makes more sense, what with all the other shenanigans going on at the club ?
    Yet, they want to reward the over-rated- injury -prone Jack Wheelchair, with a new deal that will end up costing the fan’s £31 million! ?
    Why not offer the spuds £31 million for Ali Deli, as he has already scored more Goals in just 5 months than Jack has scored in his entire Arsenal career. ?

    On second thoughts, i doubt that Szczesny’s contract runs out in the summer, otherwise a club from outside of the premier league can negotiate with the player 6 months before his contract runs out and sign him for free!

  4. According to arsenal.com, szczesny signed a long term contract in november 2013 but the length was not specified. Media now reporting that contract runs out at the end of this season, so “long term” is less than three years. Seems unlikely.

    Above article should have included this information which is readily availavle on arsenal.com

    Main problem is that Ospina was excellent for us last season, better than most fans give him credit for, his stats also showed he was the best goalie in PL by a large margin. Games for Colombia have been awesome, higly rated by Messi according to quotes after an international match. Ospina is too good to sit on the bench so I expect he will want to leave and Wenger will let him. So will szczesny be our number two next season.

  5. I just went to transfermarkt.co.uk a website that has alot of information on fransfer market value and player contracts, and according to them his contract runs out in 2.5 year. That makes this whole article pointless.

  6. I think I might be the last Szczesny supporter. I hope he is our number two until Cech retires. At 24, he is an amazingly talented keeper.

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