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Arsenal loanee to consider options this summer

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Wojciech Szczesny is unsure whether he will be at Arsenal next season as the Polish goalkeeper considers his options this summer.

The 26-year-old is currently halfway through his second season-long loan spell at Roma and has been featuring regularly for the Serie A side since departing Arsenal.

Although he remains a fan of the Gunners, Szczesny doesn’t know if he will return to the Emirates this summer.

He told Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy:

“I play for Roma, but I don’t stop supporting Arsenal. I watch their matches again, sometimes with joy. I do not know how my future will look like.

“The last year and a half in Italy were not the worst, but to me at least another four months at Roma, so I focus on the good performances. I just think about playing well and not where I will play.

“The future will be in my hands. I do not wonder what will happen in June.”

A number of European clubs are believed to be keen on the Pole, including Juventus, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.

However, Szczesny chooses to ignore speculation but insists the more he plays, the more interest he will attract:

“This is press speculation. I know one thing: the more I play, the more options will appear. I try to only do what belongs to me, and in the summer I will consider all the proposals.

“At the moment, I have at least another four months Roma, I am an athlete and I want to stay in shape. After it I can decide about the future.”

Szczesny chose to leave Arsenal on loan because he was playing second fiddle to Petr Cech and does not want to return to the north London club if the situation remains the same:

he 26-year-old originally left Arsenal because he was behind No.1 Petr Cech and he doesn’t want to be in the same situation again.

“The summer will allow me to choose a club where I will be number one.

“The loan to Roma was a major reason: I knew I was playing, which Arsenal was not so obvious. It all worked out good.

“I will do everything to play next season. Where? Time will tell.”

Although some Arsenal fans rate Szczesny, Wenger clearly prefers Cech, and with no signs of the Czech goalkeeper being deposed anytime soon, the Polish international may well consider his options this summer.

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