Date: 2nd November 2015 at 7:52pm
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Wojciech SzczesnyArsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful he will return to the Emirates after his season-long loan deal expires at Roma this summer.

The 25-year-old Poland international made the temporary switch to Roma over the summer following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea.

Many expected Szczesny to remain as Cech’s understudy rather than David Ospina, who replaced the former during the second-half of last season.

However, Arsene Wenger wanted the Pole to be playing regularly rather than sitting on the bench for the majority at the Emirates, thus sending him out to Roma for the season.

Sczesny has made eight Serie A starts out of a possible 11 games and also started all of the Italian clubs Champions League matches, and despite what has happened over the past year, the brash goalkeeper hasn’t given up hope of playing for the Gunners again:

‘I saw Arsenal as my whole life and I do not hide that is still my dream.

‘For me it is a family, I owe so much to those people that if I were to be given a chance I would play for them again.’

He will certainly return to the Emirates after the completion of his loan spell, that I am sure of.

However, if he thinks he’s going to come back and regain his number one shirt then he’s got another thing coming. Cech will no doubt remain the club’s first-choice goalkeeper for next season, the season after that and the season after that, meaning Szczesny will be Wenger’s back up option in the future – whether the Pole will be happy with this is another story.

I believe Szczesny will play for Arsenal once again, but it won’t be week in, week out like it used to be before Cech arrived.