Wojciech Szczesny admits he’d ‘love to be back’ at Arsenal next season after Roma spell
The 27-year-old’s contract in Italy expires this June with the Polish international then reporting back to the Emirates.
Szczesny joined the Gunners in January 2006 from Legia Warsaw’s academy, subsequently accumulating 181 appearances before joining Roma, and though he’s content with life in Serie A he’d love to be playing in the Premier League.
“I’m happy here. I feel I’ve grown as a goalkeeper but for me the time to make a decision will come in the summer,” he told BT Sport.
“For now I’m an Arsenal player, as soon as my loan finishes, I have to come back [to London]. I’ve always said I’d love to be back there.
“Like I said, what will happen definitely won’t be decided now but in a month or two months’ time.”
Ever-present for the Giallorossi this season, having played in every single minute in the Italian top-flight, the Pole has kept 14 clean sheets while shipping in 33 goals.
His efforts are by far the best in the league. Juventus captain and goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon, Fiorentina shot-stopper Ciprian Tatarusanu and Napoli’s Pepe Reina are all just behind him having managed 12 shutouts.
To date, in all competitions, Szczesny has kept 23 clean sheets across 79 matches. His average of 0.29 per game is less than the 0.40 he managed whilst keeping goal for the Gunners.
His season can still end on a high note with Roma having an outside chance of winning the championship with two matches remaining though need Juventus to lose their final games.