Arsenal defender and vice-captain Per Mertesacker has begged the club manager Arsene Wenger to bring Wojciech Szczęsny back to the club once his loan spell with Roma expires and not allow the Serie A club to make his move permanent according to reports from the Daily Star. The Polish international was shipped off to the Serie A on a season-long loan to AS Roma after being seen as surplus to requirements at Arsenal and after the signing of former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech, which ensured that he will drop further down the pecking order, he opted for the loan move.
Szczęsny had a torrid season for Arsenal last season and lost his spot to second choice goalkeeper David Ospina midway through the season. He also worsened his situation with some indiscipline reports including smoking in the shower and showing such a nonchalant attitude to games which fans were not ready to forgive.
He has however done well for Roma and has been their first choice goalkeeper and Roma are reportedly keen to keep hold of him once his loan ends but Mertesacker has cried out for the manager to bring him back. He said: “The team wants him back – that’s good for him. He’s shown great character already in this team and I think he has got a bright future. Wojciech wants to compete. I think he’s a good goalkeeper and he can still develop.”
Maybe this will be enough to convince Wenger remains to be seen but if it is so, maybe he will come back a better goalkeeper as he too recently stated his desire to come back and fight for his place.