Wojciech Szczesny says he’ll make a decision on his long-term future after Euro 2016 as he weighs up signing a permanent deal with AS Roma.
Earlier this week the Italian side’s sporting director, Walter Sabatini, admitted they’d like to keep the Pole although he underlined that a deal with Arsenal could prove ‘difficult’.
Confirming he’ll wait to see what Arsene Wenger has to say at the end of the season, Szczesny told homeland website przegladsportowy.pl:
“My future will be decided after the European Championship. I love Arsenal, but I’m happy at Roma.
“I know that Roma want me, but I don’t see why Arsenal would not want me also. [Roma coach Rudi] Garcia believes in me and so too do my teammates and the fans.
“Coming to Rome was the best choice. It’s best being a protagonist for the runners-up in Italy than sitting on the bench in England.
“Even [Arsene] Wenger thought it was the best thing for me.”
Szczesny has been told by Wenger that he has a future at the club, however, much will depend on the future of David Ospina who may well look for regular football himself come the summer. Further down the ranks the likes of Emiliano Martinez, Matt Macey, Deyan Iliev and Ryan Huddart wait for a shot at the first team.