After years and years of the Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny saying that he was an Arsenal man for life and wanted to stay here for his whole career, it now seems that he has finally realised that there is now no future for him at the Emirates.
He reluctantly moved to Roma on loan last year and after a rocky start he now seems to have gained the trust of his new manager and it looks like he is hoping that they will make his loan move into a permanent deal for next season.
When Szczesny was asked where he will be next season he replied: ‘Will I stay at Roma? For me, football always comes first,’
‘I have the confidence of everyone here.
‘When you have the trust of your teammates, the Coach and the fans, as well as playing every Sunday, then that can only be for the best.
‘Obviously it’s not just thanks to me, but everyone who has helped me.’
With Petr Cech now firmly established as Arsenal’s Number One for the forseeable future, and David Ospina settled into the role of understudy, it would only seem prudent for Szczesny to make the break from Arsenal. Arsene Wenger seems very happy with both the present keepers, and with his new policy of not changing a winning side I can see Ospina staying in the starting XI from now until he makes a big enough error for Cech to be brought back in.
Do we all agree that is time to say goodbye to Szczesny?
Goodbye Szczesny. ..
wait!… Can’t you take Jack Wheelchair with you? ???
JACK WILSHERE’S RAP SHEET
2010 Arrested for assault after a brawl outside a nightclub and eventually cautioned.
2011 Accepted a police warning after attempting to spit on a taxi driver wearing a Tottenham Hotspur hat.
2012 Warned by UEFA after tweeting about betting during an Arsenal Champions League match.
2013 Banned for two games after making an obscene gesture at Manchester City fans.
2013 Spotted outside a London nightclub holding a cigarette.
2014 Sky forced to apologise after Wilshere leads obscene chant about Tottenham at FA Cup victory parade.
2014 Smoking in a swimming pool in Las Vegas at a party after England’s World Cup exit.
2015 Caught on camera holding a shisha pipe at a London nightclub.
2015 Apologises after leading another foul-mouthed, anti-Tottenham chant during Arsenal’s FA Cup victory parade.
2016 Under police Investigation, After being thrown out of a night club, for being drunk and disorderly, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Whatever decision szczesny makes all the best to him in the future!
The problem with this article is “Ospina settled in as understudy”. Last season Ospina’s stats were awesome and the best in the pl by a long way and better than Cech this season. Check it out on squawka if you do not believe me, stats per 90 minutes played in PL. Some fantastic performances for columbia, awesom double saves in WC and since.
So the question is, will Ospina be happy sat on the bench, I think he is far too good. He came to arsenal to be number one, took his chance when it came and no-one could have done better. Now he is sat on the bench and has been hard done by. I expect he will wish to leave in the summer and arsenal will let him.
So who will be our number 2 keeper?