Goonersden brings you news from top football news sites from the likes of ESPN, SkySport, Daily Mail, Daily Star and Metro… We also Analyse football, player, transfer and predict Arsenal starting line-up.
Reports in Italy are suggesting AS Roma want a permanent deal for Wojciech Szczesny at the end of the season.
Szczesny joined Roma on a season long loan last summer and has impressed for the Italian giants so far.
It is the second successive year that the Poland shot stopper is spending at the Serie A club and he has subsequently established himself as a key member of their squad.
According to Corriere Dello Sport via the Daily Express, Roma wants to sign the goalkeeper permanently but the player in question would prefer to return to the Emirates.
Even though Roma push for a deal to happen, there could be a stumbling block to the player joining them permanently. Arsenal value the goalkeeper for around £14m which Roma are reluctant to pay.
The Italian giants value the shot stopper less than Arsenal’s £14m and are hoping to sign the player for a lesser fee.
The Poland goalkeeper has adapted to life in Italy so well and can now speak Italian perfectly which is reportedly one of the reasons Roma wants to sign him.
Szczesny would prefer to return to the Emirates but doesn’t want to sit on the bench, his chances of being Arsenal’s first choice goalie is very slim due to the presence Petr Cech and David Ospina, meaning a permanent move to Roma could happen.
While Szczesny will be a perfect successor to the Czech Republic man when he retires, I doubt if Wenger wants to keep the 26 year old. We have been linked with a host of top young goalkeepers like Oblak and Pickford in recent weeks, meaning a permanent move is well on the cards.