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Arsenal goalkeeper on the verge of a loan move to AS Roma

After the arrival of Petr Cech for £10 million, Arsenal have three goalkeeping options in hand with David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny who were already at Emirates.

The departure of one goalkeeper seemed imminent and recent reports suggest that Wojciech Szczesny is the one who is on his way out of Arsenal.

According to ESPN sources, AS Roma are willing to take Wojciech Szczesny on loan from the Gunners.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had publicly expressed his hope that Szczesny and David Ospina would battle it out for a starting spot in his side this season, despite the high-profile arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea last month.

Initial reports suggested that, Colombian number one Ospina would be the one to move out of Emirates who arrived at the club only one year ago from French club Nice but Szczesny is the who is now favourite to find a new club.

Szczesny is believed to be keen to pursue a career at a new club after spending almost a decade at Arsenal.

Roma are looking to sign the Polish international on a season loan with the option to make the deal permanent next summer.

Wenger always rated Szczesny highly and defended him from criticism from the supporters due to some shaky mistakes and stated that he would become a world class goalkeeper in future.

Szczesny made his breakthrough into the Arsenal first team in 2010-11 season since joining Arsenal in 2006 and did pretty well apart from some sloppy mistakes.

The Polish international had a brilliant 2013-14 season when he shared the Premier League Golden Glove award with his new teammate Petr Cech and also was selected in the Premier League Team of the Season.

Despite being an admirer of Szczesny, Wenger dropped the keeper in a crucial Champions League match against Bayern Munich in March 2013. The keeper found himself out of favour from last January at Emirates after some costly errors and he was even fined for smoking in the dressing room showers following a poor performance in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton.

Ospina replaced Szczesny for Premier League games in the final months of the season, but he did play a full part in their FA Cup campaign, which culminated in a victory against Aston Villa in the final at Wembley last May.

 

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