Various reports this morning seem to confirm that Wojciech Szczesny will spend next season on loan with Roma.
The Serie A side have apparently agreed a £1m loan fee for the Polish keeper, as well as agreeing to pay his full wages for the duration of his spell there.
In the Guardian, there’s also talk of a £3.5m purchase option at the end of the loan deal which, if true, suggests that Arsenal are willing to let Szczesny go on a permanent basis in the wake of the £11m signing of Petr Cech.
The 25 year old, who has been at the club since the age of 15, has played 181 times for Arsenal since making his debut in 2009.
He emerged as one of the top young goalkeeping talents, sharing the Golden Glove with Cech in 2013/14, but lost his way last season and looks to have paid the price in a big way.
We’re still fans of Wojciech here, hopefully he can go and play regularly and remind people what he’s capable of, but it appears that unless something changes dramatically, his Arsenal career is as good as over.
It also confirms Instagram as the most reliable source of transfer news so far this summer. Let’s all think about that for a moment.