The President of the Polish Football Federation Zbigniew Boniek has spoken out about Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny’s current situation at Roma.
Szczesny has been the Serie A club’s number one keeper for the past 18 months but there is no purchase option in the Polish star’s current loan deal. Boniek believes that Szczesny would like to stay in Rome but ultimately the decision will be down to Arsene Wenger.
He is quoted as saying by website Romagiallorossa.it:
“He loves Rome and likes to play here, but if Wenger tells him to return to London he will be forced by contract to obey, otherwise if Arsenal will choose to continue with Cech or another, then it might be [the case he remains at Roma].”
The 26 year old has been in good form this season with just 18 goals conceded and eight clean sheets in 20 league matches. With Wenger’s future also up in the air, the keeper’s own Arsenal career also seems to be hanging in the balance.
The Gunners are reportedly demanding €16million for Roma to buy Szczesny outright but the Italian club seem to be reluctant to pay it. It could be that a return to the Emirates is still a possibility.