In a move which has taken us all by complete surprise, Wojciech Szczesny has joined Roma on loan.
The 25-year-old will spend the season in Serie A after agreement was reached between the two clubs at the end of last week.
Having started last season as the club’s number 1, some indifferent form, a poor display against Southampton on New Year’s Day, and his subsequent Szczilk Cut antics saw him benched for most of the campaign.
He was, however, selected ahead of David Ospina in the FA Cup final, maintaining the manager’s new tradition of letting a Polish goalkeeper go with a medal.
Speaking last week Arsene Wenger said he wanted Szczesny to have a future at the club, but it’s very rare that when these kind of moves happen the player ever returns.
Since his debut in 2009, Woj has played 181 games for the club, it remains to be seen if he’ll add to that tally, but we wish him good luck out in Rome (with his new teammate Ashley Cole – heh).