Whilst many of us thought the future of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was already decided, the 26-year-old has suggested otherwise.
We brought you the news earlier this week that Szczesny was about to finalise a permanent move to Roma for a reported £15million at the end of the season.
The Polish shot-stopper has had a huge period of success over in Italy following consecutive loan spells with the Serie A giants, who sit pretty in second place at the moment.
Now, it looks as if both parties have become comfortable and Roma are ready to bring the Gunners academy graduate in on a long-term contract.
Many Arsenal fans have already accepted the fact they may not see Szczesny in an Arsenal jersey again, but in an interview with Sky Sports Italia, the goalkeeper has opened up.
My future? I wish I knew myself. My future is in the hands of Arsene Wenger, the man that I’ve trusted since I was 16.
The decision is entirely up to him. I’m happy to be fought over by two big clubs like Arsenal and Roma.
We’ve had this conversation so many times over the last year or so, and I think Petr Cech’s form is starting to convince some of the Gunners faithful that his days are numbered.
Szczesny was given the chance to prove himself and he’s done exactly that over in Italy, and Wenger has never hidden his admiration for the guy he gave such a big chance too.
For Poland’s number one, it was probably a case of too much, too soon and having gone away to focus on his own game, he could well have the ingredients to challenge Ospina again.
However, with Cech having one more season in him at least, and Ospina going nowhere fast considering his long-term future chances, I can’t see Szczesny hanging around.
He’s the number one man who’s depended on by such a big club, and although his love for the Gunners is huge – it won’t be enough to secure him a starting spot in the team.
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