It looks as if Wojciech Szczesny’s chances of a second loan spell at Roma are dwindling after reports this weekend that Arsenal have failed to agree terms with the Italian club.
Despite stories last week which said Roma would pay the full amount of Szczesny’s wages plus a loan fee, The Guardian say that the Gunners have yet to receive an acceptable offer for the Polish international’s services.
It might also be that Arsene Wenger wants to keep Szczesny to ensure his squad is as strong as possible next season. With David Ospina’s stock on the rise due to the quality of his Copa America performances, the Colombian number 1 will have clubs to choose from if, as expected, he decides to leave the club to play first team football.
That would leave Arsenal in need of back-up to Petr Cech and Szczesny would certainly be a good option in that case. Right now though, the 26 year old is concentrating purely on Euro 2016, saying, “Arsenal and Roma are talking but I don’t want to worry about it now.
“Whether I’m an Arsenal player or a Roma player right now, it makes no difference to me. I want to focus on this tournament.”
He missed Poland’s last game against Germany due to a bruised thigh, but could come back for their final group game against Ukraine tomorrow night.