Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has rubbished reports of a summer exit by claiming he’s to stay at the Emirates Stadium for good, the Mirror reports.
The Polish international has endured a tough campaign, losing the number one spot to teammate David Ospina and coming under heavy criticism for a number of sub-par displays.
Should the Czech international made what would be a sensational move, Szczesny’s hopes of reclaiming the number one spot would be dashed further and his role at Arsenal redundant.
Yet, speaking to reporters following his side’s FA Cup triumph, the 25-year-old has quashed rumours of an exit by stating he will definitely remain at the club beyond this summer.
“People like to speculate, but I’m happy where I am. I’ve got all the support in the world from the manager,” Szczesny explained, quoted by the Mirror.
“I’ve had lots of conversations with him so you can stop your gossip now because I’m here for good. I will definitely stay at Arsenal."
A new goalkeeper a must-buy for Arsenal this summer?
While bringing in a new dominant goalkeeper would be another step in the right direction, boss Arsene Wenger knows he has two custodians capable of contributing to the club’s success.
This summer is a big opportunity for the Gunners to acquire those missing pieces of the jigsaw, though a new centre-back and defensive midfield competition is arguably the bigger priority.
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but contrary to popular belief, the Blues were instead largely indebted to John Terry and Nemanja Matic for their title win.
Arsene Wenger’s side can be crowned Premier League champions with their current goalkeeping duo, but without the strength in depth through the middle it will once again prove a tough task.