Some of the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern had forgotten that Wojciech Szczęsny was still on the books at the Emirates…
Having spent much of his recent career away from the club on loan, many were unaware that the goalkeeper hadn’t moved away permanently.
However, it seems as though that permanent move could come this summer, with the 27-year-old failing to confirm that he would be an Arsenal player next season. Speaking to the Guardian, he said: “When I have my head on the 2017-18 season, then we make a decision – first Arsenal has to and then I have to. I want to make sure I take my time, clear my head of this season, and then focus on doing the right thing”.
Whilst Szczęsny isn’t confirming it either way, his words don’t seem to scream that he is a player that is desperate to return to the club. He has enjoyed a very fruitful spell on loan, and it would certainly be a waste of time for him to return to the Gunners and sit on the bench.
Herein lies the problem for the Polish goalkeeper. With Petr Cech ahead of him, he is very unlikely to be a regular starter at the Emirates next season, and so he is in a tough spot. He needs security, and so our landlord thinks that if he doesn’t move back to Arsenal this summer, a permanent move away could follow.
It would be disappointing, as he truly is a top goalkeeper, but as he says, the club and the player need to come to a decision – and it might not be a positive one for him.
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
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