Wojciech Szczęsny set for Arsenal return after loan spell at Roma
Wojciech Szczęsny is likely to end his loan spell at Roma and return to Arsenal this summer.
Szczęsny spent last season with the Serie A side in a loan arrangement that saw Arsenal continuing to pay a percentage of his wages. Despite Roma’s desire to extend the deal, reports have it that the offer they have made has been deemed inadequate by Arsenal.
It is also being reported that Szczęsny will be offered an extension to his existing contract, which still has two years to run.
The Polish international has rebuilt his career in Rome after
enduring a difficult period with the Gunners . He was dropped from Arsenal’s starting line-up in January 2015, after being accused of smoking in the showers following a 2-0 defeat at Southampton.
The Pole subsequently lost his starting spot to David Ospina for the remainder of the season. Petr Cech’s arrival from Chelsea last summer then prompted his loan move to Roma.
His reunion with Arsene Wenger may be an awkward one, after he was quoted in May as saying: “I have learned more in six months with [Roma manager] Spalletti than in 10 years at Arsenal.”
Szczęsny’s spell with Roma has largely been a success, with the Giallorossi enjoying a third placed finish in Serie A. He has however had trouble kicking the habit, having again been dropped for another smoking related incident