Szczesny: I don’t see why Arsenal wouldn’t want me

Date published: Friday 13th November 2015 2:27

Wojciech Szczesny: Arsenal goalkeeper on loan at Roma

Wojciech Szczesny is happy on loan at Roma but sees no reason why Arsenal would not want him back in the summer.


Szczesny has become a key player for Rudi Garcia’s side but has previously said that it is his “dream” to establish himself at Arsenal – and has now again told of his passion for the Gunners.

“My future will be decided after the European Championships,” the 25-year-old told sports website

“I love Arsenal, but I’m happy at Roma. I know that Roma want me, but I don’t see why Arsenal would not want me also.

“Leaving Arsenal was painful and it was a difficult decision to make. I can’t imagine myself with another English team.”

Szczesny suffered a dislocated finger in a Champions League match against Barcelona and has also made a couple of costly errors, but he delighted to be at a club where he is first choice.

“Garcia believes in me and so too do my team-mates and the fans,” he added.

“Coming to Rome was the best choice. It’s best being a starter for the runners-up in Italy than sitting on the bench in England. Even Arsene Wenger thought it was the best thing for me.”

Szczesny has been told by Wenger that he does have a future in north London but, with Petr Cech impressing since arriving from Chelsea, his path into the first-team may remain blocked for the foreseeable future.

“Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper – if he can play somewhere that would be good,” Wenger said in July.

“I believe he will have a future at Arsenal. I personally rate him highly – you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20 (if you don’t).”

Poland have two international friendlies in the coming days as they face Iceland and the Czech Republic having already qualified for Euro 2016 – but Szczesny has fallen behind former Arsenal team-mate and current Swansea stopper Lukasz Fabianski in the pecking order for Adam Nawalka’s side.

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