Should Arsenal REALLY sell Szczesny if offered £15 million?

Are Arsenal looking to sell Szczesny? by AH

According to reports The Gunners are looking to ship former number one goalkeeper Wojiciech Szczesny out of the club this summer, with Roma being the firm favourites to sign him!

Polish international Szczesny has been on Arsenal’s books since he was a youngster and broke into the first team after injuries to Arsenal’s three first team goalkeepers, in Almunia, Fabianski and Mannone (oh those were the days!) Szczesny had had an impressive spell at Brentford and when called upon he did not disappoint for the Gunners. After holding down the number one spot for a few seasons, his name soon became covered in controversy. This was after it was found that he was caught smoking in the showers after a loss at St Mary’s and he was consequently dropped. Szczesny’s inconsistencies did not help his cause either.

Such was the case, Arsene Wenger snapped up Petr Cech from Chelsea last summer and Szczesny was sent packing to Rome out on loan. It was perceived that he was simply being loaned to gain experience and come back as a stronger and better goalkeeper, however today’s report by Sky Sports suggests perhaps the Gunners are looking to sell him. Sky Sports quote a £15 million price tag for Szczesny, who has had a relatively average season in goal for the Italians.

It seems like a high price and on one hand I think that it may suggest that perhaps Wenger doesn’t ideally want to lose him unless a good offer comes in, but one the other hand it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s what the club just values Szczesny at!

Personally I don’t think Szczesny should be permanently shipped out, because although he’s had his fair share of issues and inconsistencies with the club, there is no doubt in his passion for Arsenal and that he does have talent that is still waiting to be nurtured. The issue is getting the most out of what talent he has. I think some time at the club behind the experience of Cech would really benefit our Polish international stopper.

It’s a problem that is going to divide Arsenal fans I’m sure, but although there is no doubt Cech will be Arsenal’s number one for at least the next few years to come, is Szczesny prepared to wait so long to regain his place at the club he loves?


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  1. I can’t see Petr Cech lasting another two seasons as Arsenal’s number one, Next season will probably be his last, Ospina is a good keeper but his Height makes him a liability with Crosses and Corners, otherwise he is a good shot stopper and his reflexes are pretty sharp too.

    As for Szczesny ? He is a true gooner, he even joined in with the “it’s happened again” song, live from Italy! ?
    but I’m sorry to say that he is too much of a liability,Full stop!
    Yes, he is still young but his concentration levels and moments of madness, will always be apart of him.

    Sell him and keep Ospina.
    That Atletico Madrid keeper, is the dog’s .. you know what! ?

  2. Cech can keep for the next 3yrs or more…and i think szcecny can’t wait. So sell him or loan him to a primier league side for for 2seasons if he really want to be with US!.

  3. There are way too many Experienced, matured, cool headed , Non-smokers out ere!

    15miL is a reasonable price tag…. Take it and Leave!!!

  4. If someone bids £15mil then it has to be considered how-ever I can not see many clubs paying that for Szcz currently and I think that is by design.

    Szcz isn’t bad, he just needs to learn consistency and once he does I think he will be one of the best in the world, he has the attributes… Just needs to get stronger in the head.

    I would be interested to see if he could push on while training with Cech GK coach, either way it is getting to the make or break point in his Arsenal journy.

  5. I’m happy enough with Čech and Ospina. Perhaps loan Szczęsny to Roma for another year?

    As for our other transfer dealings. Why can’t we try and get Lukaku off Everton? He wants champions league football. He’s proven he can score goals in the premier league.
    We need a striker that is willing to shoot and be more selfish in front of goal. Makes perfect sense, do it Arsenal!! Lukaku Giroud and welbeck sorted.

    Granit Xhaka appears to be a leader/organiser that our current team has been badly lacking. So I can see why we are going for someone like him. Or even Kánte from Leicester would be a great shout. Seems like a shy/quiet player but yeah why not.

    A new winger too maybe?

  6. As I keep,saying on here, Ospina,s stats last season for us were awesome. In the PL per 90 minutes played, for every two goals Ospina let in the other top goalies let in three.

    I expect Ospina to leave this summer, he is too good to sit on the bench. So we will need a reserve goalie, i assume that will be sczescnesy. If Ospina can be persuaded to stay then sell sczescnesy.

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