Time to wave goodbye. Does Wojciech Szczesny still bring value as a goalkeeper?
Arsenal No. 3 goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is getting closer and close to making his much anticipated exit from Emirates Stadium thanks to a new offer for his services.
According to the Metro, Arsenal have agreed to a deal in principle with Serie A powerhouse Roma to send the 25-year-old Polish stopper to Italy. Szczesny got pushed down on the roster after various alleged incidents in the locker room and Arsenal’s summer acquisition of Chelsea legend Petr Cech.
A five-year veteran at Emirates Stadium, Szczesny won a share of the 2013-14 Golden Glove award and was named to the Premier League Team of the Season as Arsenal won its first of two back-to-back FA Cup titles that year.
But Szczesny made just 17 league appearances for Arsenal last season, and was replaced by David Ospina in goal for the Gunner after making six defensive errors – only Robert Green of QPR (the worst defense in the Premier League) made more last season. Szczesny was benched by Wenger following an alleged smoking incident in the showers following a match in January.
Szczesny had previously been linked to transfer talks with Netherlands outfit Ajax.