Arsenal could be handed one of the most difficult seasons in their history with the way their summer transfer plans are going so far.
Next up on the list of stars set to quit the Gunners is Wojciech Szczesny, after his agent suggested the goalkeeper would not play in an Arsenal shirt again.
Recent reports have linked the 26-year-old with a permanent transfer to Juventus following an impressive season on loan at fellow Serie A side, Roma.
It’s believed a £14million deal is in place but Szczesny needs the all-clear from manager Arsene Wenger before being able to pack his bags for good.
Szczesny’s agent, David Manessah, has cleared up the reports whilst talking to Polish media (transcribed by the Standard), and suggested Wenger’s new contract may have something to do with his clients future:
There is still no agreement with Juventus.
Szczesny has yet to talk with Arsene Wenger, who has been confirmed as Arsenal coach for the next two years.
So by those comments we can make out that there is a negotiation with Juventus that is stalling, whilst him addressing Wenger’s recent decision throws up questions.
Perhaps there’s been a breakdown between the duo which isn’t surprising considering the lack of faith Wenger has shown in the academy graduate.
The Polish number one has made no secret of how much he’s loved playing regularly and with the chance to emulate Gianluigi Buffon it could be hard to say no.
Juventus are on the search for a new shot-stopper with their Italian veteran expected to step down after an incredible career for both club and country.