The Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny has finally completed the long expected transfer away from Arsenal, the club he joined as a promising teenager back in 2005 after supporting them as a boy. It was clearly a tough decision for this self-confessed Gooner to leave the club he loves, so while I wish him well for the future I cannot help but wonder what went wrong.
It was clearly not a lack of ability because in joining the Serie A champions Juventus, Szczesny has signed for one of the biggest and most successful sides in the football world. I can also understand why he felt that he needed to leave Arsenal to gain the regular first team football all young players need and he certainly did that in his two years at Serie A’s Roma.
But what I do not get is that he has now gone to Juventus where he will be second choice to Buffon, at least for a while. At the same time there are rumours that David Ospina might leave Arsenal so why did Wenger not persuade Szczesny to try again to be the first choice for Arsenal?
Did the boss not give him enough of a chance in the first place maybe? Were we too quick to jump on an error or two instead of letting him learn from them? Or was it just one of those things and nobody is really to blame? What do you guys make of it all?