With over 30 players currently registered in the first-team, it wasn’t gonna be long until Arsene Wenger decided to clear out some fringe players.
And it looks like the first of those will be Wojciech Szczesny after the 27-year-old touched down in Turin ahead of completing a medical with Juventus.
With personal terms and a transfer fee already agreed between all parties, the deal is 99% done and could be officially announced later on today.
The Serie A champions confirmed the Polish shot-stopper had arrived in Italy earlier this morning as a deal in the region of £12million had been struck between both clubs.
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Szczesny is expected to act as an understudy to Italian hero, Gianluigi Buffon, who announced this will be his final season in football earlier this year.
It’s not the outcome Arsene Wenger wanted and it seems player power may have forced the switch, with Szczesny being third-choice in the pecking order at the Gunners.
The Arsenal boss may suffer a goalkeeping crisis with David Ospina also trying to force an exit in search of regular football, and Petr Cech with one good season left.
Having graduated from the academy in his early years in North London, Szczesny could become the first of many ‘promising youngsters’ to exit the club this summer.
Kieran Gibbs is being eyed up by West Brom ahead of a £10m move as well as Jack Wilshere who is now mulling over a transfer to Sampdoria following a £7m bid.