The Independent report that Wojciech Szczesny will return to Arsenal this summer after Roma have decided to look for alternative options for the goalkeeping position next season.
With new sporting director ‘Monchi’ installed at the Serie A club, the Italian side don’t seen willing to make the Polish international’s second season on loan into a permanent move and he’ll come back to North London.
He might find the path back to first football at Arsenal more open than it was in the past. Although Petr Cech has impressed in recent weeks, he’s not getting any younger, and David Ospina is unlikely to stay as he wants to play regular first team football.
Szczesny has had an impressive season in the Italian top flight, keeping more clean sheets than anyone else, and after two years away from the club he basically grew up at, he’d return a more mature player and person.
He got married last year, and the experience of playing in another country, and the fact he’s now 27 means he should be a somewhat calmer character than the one who had a crafty smoke in the dressing room after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton in January 2015.
Szczesny’s last appearance for the Gunners was in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa that same season, keeping a clean sheet as we ran out 4-0 winners over Tim Sherwood’s side.
Bring him home, we say.