Arsenal have agreed to let goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny join Roma on loan after a rough 2014-15 season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that the 25-year-old goalie is close to moving to the Italian club on a year-long deal.
“We are pretty much done, it’s down to paperwork. As long as that’s not over the line, anything can happen,” Wenger told the Daily Star.
Szczesny has fallen down the Arsenal pecking order due to the £10m signing of longtime Chelsea goalie Petr Cech.
David Ospina also gained the upper hand over the Polish international during the 2014-15 season, making him the primary backup at the Emirates.
Despite his recent struggles, Szczesny has shown plenty of promise in the early stage of his career and will look to boost his stock in Italy.
Szczesny also offers experience, as he made 181 appearances for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Roma are hoping to overtake Juventus in Serie A after finishing in second place.
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