Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has completed his move to Seria A title hopefuls Roma on a season-long loan deal. The goalkeeper has been unveiled as a Roma player today. The Polish International have completed a temporary move to the Seria A side after the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea earlier this summer had put his situation at the club under scrutiny. Wenger has decided to loan Szczesny out in order for him to gain regular game time and good development.
The 25-year-old joined the Gunners in 2006 and after breaking into the first team in 2009, he has battled his way into becoming the club’s number one. He won the golden glove award alongside Cech in the 2013-2014 Season, but has been under intense scrutiny since he was caught smoking in the showers. So also, his inconsistent performance and complacency has let his team down.
The 25-year-old was dropped from the starting eleven in the second half of last season and went on to make only 17 Barclays Premier League appearances for the Gunners, with David Ospina replacing him as number one in goal for the reminder of the season.
Szczesny told asroma.it: “I’ve come here to win matches and trophies with Roma and I think the team are strong enough to do that” I think there is great potential here. “I already know the faces and the names of the new team-mates and I’m hoping to get settled here quickly.”
Szczesny is set to wear number 25 for the Italian side next season.