Roma not giving up on Szczesny despite Juventus rumours

There have been a plethora of Arsenal transfer rumours about our much-improved on-loan keeper Wojciech Szczesny since the season ended. First of all we were informed that Napoli were sure to sign him after the Roma boss Luciano Spalletti left the club.

Then we were told that Szczesny had been in talks with Juventus over a move to the Serie A Champions, and was supposed to have agreed to sign a 4million a year contract if the Old Lady could agree a transfer fee with the Gunners.

But his agent David Mannessah denied that one as well, saying: “There is still no agreement with Juventus,”
“Szczesny has yet to talk with Wenger, who has been confirmed as Arsenal coach for the next two years.”

There is no doubt that Szczesny would not be happy returning to Arsenal, and he has gained a lot of respect in Italy since his departure from the Emirates, and now the Roma President Jim Pallota has muddied the waters even further, by saying that the Pole is very keen to stay in the Italian capital. “He told me that he wanted to stay with us,” Pallota said. “I’ll say more, I was surprised by the fact some of the players I thought had wanted to leave came up to me before and after the final game to say they wanted to remain.”

So, once Szczesny and his agent have spoken to Wenger, it looks like there could be a bidding war for our out-of-favour keeper. That should cheer Wenger up!



  1. Arsenal FC says:

    Sell Szczesney to and buy either Pickford or Butland for competition to Cech.

    1. Arunavameister says:

      Why not bring back Szczesney for the same reason?

      1. Arsenal FC says:

        I don’t think Wenger wants him anymore.Wenger will sell him and buy Pickford and it will be correct decision.

    2. Kostafi says:

      Or sell Szczesny with a buy back clause? Pickford won’t come cheap since Sunderland are trying to cash out on him. The £30m they are quoting for a back up stopper is ridiculous. We need a reliable no2 keeper if Ospina goes to Fenerbache tho.

  2. Napersie says:

    Still waiting for Walcott to be sold. Was one of my favourite player but dude can’t improve again. I’ll prefer seeing one youth player promoted instead. Welcome @Sead Kolasinic.

    1. Arsenal_Girl says:

      He was one of my favorites too lol
      But the silly wage hike ruined it for me
      He doesn’t deserve to earn more than Giroud
      At the moment he is our best RW but he is no De Bruyne, Mane or Mahrez. I would prefer us to sell him and get a better winger who is worth the money and can improve us. We have given him plenty of opportunities

    2. Arsenal FC says:

      Wenger will never sell Walcott.Wenger keeps lying to himself with Walcott in that he thinks this is the year he finally shows his potential and kicks on but it’s been more than 10 years and Walcott is still garbage.

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    I am happy with Szczesny staying
    He is still relatively young for a goalkeeper and he is a Premier League Golden Glove winner with us. He won golden glove in 2013-14 season

    He deserves a chance to fight for top spot if he wishes to stay and Wenger wants him to stay.

  4. Pablo Picaso says:

    Would like to see what Martinez can offer.

    If both Ospina and Szczesney leave give the kid a shot to be 2nd choice rather than spending a lot of money for a player that will spend most times on the bench. We can use this period to access him and if he doesn’t improve in one season then go all out for Cech’s replacement next summer or in January.

    If Ospina stays, Martinez should be sent on loan to an EPL/ La Liga or Seria A team that will give him first team football for assessment.

    We need to give our academy players chance too, especially in positions where we have good quality already. we might have a Mbapppe / Seri / Asensio/ etc in our own backyard.

    1. McLovin says:

      I reckon Bielik will feature next season.

      But forward and a midfielder is a must now that Santi is done and Wilshere once again in the infirmary.

      1. Supertuur says:

        Tolisso should be the midfield buy. I so hope we can offload Wilshere.

        For our 2 defensive minded midfielders we can use:
        Xhaka, Ramsey, OX, Elneny, Coquelin, Maitland Niles plus Tolisso

        Santi & Wilshere can join later in the season.

  5. Raoh says:

    Wenger should just bring him back…he is only 27 and that is young for a goalkeeper!
    It isn’t a coincidence that both Juve and Roma are fighting for his signature! He has grown leaps and bounds since he first left the emirates. He is more focused, less error prone, makes more key saves and is taller and maybe quicker than Ospina. Also again he has age going for him compared to Cech.
    Why go out of the way to buy a keeper when you have one that you just have to bring back and feel welcomed again.

    1. Gwin says:

      @ Raoh, you made very good points and moreover, he is home grown. Win win!

  6. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Surprising that he is being chased by 2 top Italian clubs yet he wasn’t so great at Arsenal. Sounds more like a coaching/Wenger issue than a player issue.

    1. Pablo Picaso says:

      Might be that or he has finally matured.

      His off field anti’s during his time here didn’t help plus I remember his father making silly comments about the club. Szcz and Wilshere’s party life style at a young age may have affected them both too. It seems while in Italy Szcz may have become more cultured and he can now see the benefits of been a professional and how it can prolong your playing career at top level.

      Lets hope young players like Ox / Holding / Bellarine / Iwobi are getting good guidance from players like Monreal / Kos / Mert / Cech /and even Sanchez on taking your career seriously

  7. Supertuur says:

    I believe Sczcesny and Ospina will both be sold. Martinez is a good backup for Cech. Gibbs is the next victim.

    Gibbs is only the beginning of a huge profitable exodus. Let’s have a look at our player sales and what we can generate in millions to buy what we need.
    Sanogo = 0
    Debuchy = 4
    Campbell = 5
    Ospina = 5
    Sczcesny = 15
    Jenkinson = 5
    Toral = 3
    Walcott = 25 (or Giroud for 25)
    Wilshere = 25 (or Coquelin for 15)
    Gibbs = 15
    Perez = 17
    Macey = 1

    Total raised from sales = 120. Expect this year that Arsenal will make lots of money from player sales, like Chelsea.

    Mbappe = 100
    Mahrez = 35
    Tolisso = 35
    Kolasinac = 0

    Total spend = 170 difference is 50.

    * Buy Mahrez sell Walcott, cheaper wages and a 2 year younger player.
    * Sell Wilshere Buy Tolisso, cheaper wages, less injuries

    That is big player clearance, and we will still have an amazing squad with plenty of home grown players.

  8. Pablo Picaso says:


    Forbes’ top 10 world’s most valuable football teams:

    1) Manchester United – US$3.69bn (£2.86bn)
    2) Barcelona – $3.64bn (£2.82bn)
    3) Real Madrid – $3.58bn (£2.77bn)
    4) Bayern Munich – $2.71bn (£2.10bn)
    5) Manchester City – $2.08bn (£1.61bn)
    6) Arsenal – $1.93bn (£1.50bn)
    7) Chelsea – $1.85bn (£1.43bn)
    8) Liverpool – $1.49bn (£1.15bn)
    9) Juventus – $1.26bn (£980m)
    10) Tottenham – $1.06bn (£820m)

    1. JPS_AFC1 says:

      And you mention this why

  9. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    I told you that Arda Turan was annoyed with the rumours linking him to Arsenal lol?

    Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has retired from international football after verbally and physically assaulting a journalist travelling on the Turkish national team’s plane.

    The playmaker, who has always enjoyed a tense relationship with the media in Turkey, is a target for Arsenal this summer but is currently on international duty.

    The incident took place on a plane to Italy on Monday night, when Turan reportedly approached Milliyet’s Bilal Meşe just before takeoff to vent about a story he had published about joining Arsenal. Coach Fatih Terim later expelled him from the squad and he has since quit the national team, after a row that got out of hand on the aircraft.

    1. olumide says:

      Reports in the Barcelona midfielder’s homeland said he verbally and physically attacked journalist Bilal Mese after being angered by articles the Milliyet newspaper reporter had written relating to a pay dispute at last summer’s European Championship… you lied

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