As yet another disappointing Arsenal season draws to a close, there has been a lot of speculation about the future of the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and some of the players as well. But now that the under-fire Frenchman has all but confirmed he is staying, it appears that most players who are renegotiating terms will be staying on as well, most of them based on the assurance that the Frenchman will continue at the helm.
But when it comes to the first-team stars currently on loan, while it has been confirmed that injury prone midfielder Jack Wilshere will be offered a new deal, nothing has been mentioned in regards to Arsenal’s forgotten goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. However, a report from the Daily Star claims that the Polish international will be offered new terms to come back as a back-up for first-choice custodian Petr Cech.
With David Ospina desperate for first-team football and Fenerbahce keen on taking the player to Turkey, it looks like the Colombian is on his way out this summer and it appears Arsene Wenger will turn to the Roma loanee to come in as a direct replacement, and for good reason. Szczesny has had a very impressive season in Serie A, keeping as many as 14 clean sheets, more than any other keeper in Italy’s top flight and has even attracted the interest of Napoli, Juventus and Roma in Italy and Borrusia Dortmund in Germany.
But in my opinion, the Serie A is comparatively easier in comparison with the Premier League. The game is not as fast and is is significantly less physical than the English game. However, with that being said, I do believe the player is a lot more mature now and has grown in consistency and character, as his record in Italy’s top flight suggests and he is certainly good enough to be Arsenal’s second-choice keeper. Considering that 27 is relatively young for a goalkeeper, the Pole still has plenty of time to win back his place in the Arsenal side.