Szczesny agent denies Juventus agreement

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The agent of Wojciech Szczesny insists the Arsenal keeper won’t make a decision about his future until he’s spoken to Arsene Wenger despite rumours linking him with a move to Juventus.

Yesterday Sky Sports Italia claimed that the Champions League finalists had agreed a £14 million deal for the Poland international. Szczesny has impressed during two loan spells at AS Roma and is mooted as a long-term successor to 39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon.

While it’s obvious the keeper is in demand, representative David Menasseh told Polish paper Przeglad Sportowy that no agreement has been reached.

As you’ll recall, Wojciech hasn’t played for the Gunners since the 2015 FA Cup final against Aston Villa. He’d previously been disciplined by the club for smoking after a January defeat to Southampton in January of that year.

While there’s no doubt about the Pole’s quality – this season he kept more clean sheets than any other keeper in Serie A – his temperament has often been questioned. That said, he insisted in a recent interview that time away from Arsenal and the experience of a new culture has helped him mature.

Arsenal could well look to bring Wojciech back into the fold as competition for Petr Cech with David Ospina looking very likely to depart the club in the coming months.

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Paul
Paul

Get him back. If Juve want him he must be good. And he loves Arsenal.

jack jack jack
jack jack jack

Feel like big Pete Cech is the perfect mentor for him as well. Calm and professionalism personified.

PeteyB
PeteyB

He is an Arsenal boy but had also mentioned that Buffon was something of a hero to him. Its not hard to see how playing alongside him for a year or two would be tempting. He’ll be closer to retiring than Cech too.
Still i hope there is nothing in it as I’d love to see him back.

IamaGoober
IamaGoober

Whether we get him back or not, one of the biggest issues this summer that needs addressing is the goal keeping coach Gerry Peyton. We need to get him out of Arsenal. If anyone doesn’t know much about him, just YouTube him. This guy practically trademarked the Alumnia goalkeeping methodology i.e. rushing out of his goal like a daft prick at the completely wrong times, flapping at simple crosses, fumbling anything sent his way, rank poor distribution… the guy is a professional disaster. And we have him coaching our goal keepers.

He is so shit at his job that even Fabianski refused to work with him and took our other goal keeping coach with him to Swansea. And I think there is 100% a correlation between Cech’s form dipping since joining us and working with that total dope.

So for Wojech, I am not surprised he has excelled and thrived once leaving Arsenal – its amazing what can be acheived with decent coaching getting the best out of a player. So regardless of whether Wojech comes back we fucking have to get Peyton off the books, and get someone else in.

Midwest Gooner
Midwest Gooner

bring the boy home!

Eastupper
Eastupper

Those January defeats in January are always the hardest to take ??

Gnarls
Gnarls

The lad’s got his academics in order. I think he should be welcomed back into the classroom. Under Petr Cech’s tutelage he could be teh greatest!

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

This should be a no brainer Bring him back & give him a new contract.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Everything is always lies

Gnarls
Gnarls

Tis the season to be silly!

Kosoxzil
Kosoxzil

£14mil???
If Joe Hart is to sell for £20mil, then Szc must be worth as least £30mil

Godfrey Twatsloch
Godfrey Twatsloch

Come back while you still can Wojciech!

Mesut O\'Neill
Mesut O\'Neill

Should definitely come back.

He will play Europa league, League Cup & FA cup games, as well as potential injuries to Cech.

Wright on the money
Wright on the money

I would bring him back if he will sign a new contract if not sell him now while he has done well and his value will be higher.

If he will sign keep him as next season he will be fighting with Cehec for the number 1 spot.

He should be worth at least £30 million but if he doesn’t sign not sure who we would get to replace him as we need a good young keeper as chec is quite old now.

leroy
leroy

cech

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Would love him back but think he’d have to be prepared to start as second fiddle and I’m not sure he would be. If he were, then I think he could make the position his own in 12 months’ time. You never know, he might see that as reasonable with, what, another ten years potentially left to be our undisputed number 1 after that?

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

Why exactly should he be second fiddle?
Why don’t we see who does best in preseason and pick based on form?

None of this pecking order based on factors that AREN’T form. It’s been such a blight for arsenal for so long.

Whoever is the best keeper in the summer wins. Whoever flops in the season gets benched.

Goonerink
Goonerink

Every year juve buys the best players in serie a that play for their rivals.
Nothing new here except szczensy probs wants to come home. Jack should have gone to Roma not Bournemouth. He would have found Italian football to his liking…

santori
santori

We should bring him back into the squad.

a different George
a different George

Juve’s next keeper wins the David Moyes “You Can’t Succeed a Legend and Come Out Alive” award.

uncle D
uncle D

Ouch!

santori
santori

He’s a good age now with experience under the belt.

Should be good competition between him and Cech and the latter can mentor him to eventually take over.

After years of neglect, the keeper situation is well managed….contrary to popular belief, not everything is mismanaged.;)

not so fed up
not so fed up

No brainer, ospina is going, so the pole in goal should return

Serpent
Serpent

I think this could be a very good solution for the coming years. Could we get a shake-up in the goalkeeping coach staff as well?

David Hillier\'s luggage
David Hillier\'s luggage

£14m seems like a steal given the current marketplace