Arsenal's Polish stopper will spend next season on loan at AS Roma.
The Polish international has played 181 times for Arsenal to date but following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea he was always going to struggle for game-time.
Cech is the undisputed number one at the Emirates Stadium and as a result Szczesny has been sent to Serie A to ensure he gets the first-team football his talent deserves.
The problem for the 25-year-old is that Cech is going to be around for quite some time, so there is a chance – no matter how slim at this time – that Szczesny has played his last match for the Gunners.
Only time will tell, but after 74 clean-sheets in 181 matches for the club it is clear he has what it takes to succeed long term, even if he is not the world-class ‘keeper Arsenal need as they bid for domestic and European success.
Following the news of Szczesny’s loan move we took to Twitter to see what Arsenal fans thought and you can read a selection of what we found below:
The wording of Roma's Szczesny announcement sounds like he's going there on loan with the view of permanently signing after.— OzilOnTheLeft (@OzilOnTheLeft) July 29, 2015
Thank God Wojciech Szczesny has gone on loan. Good luck!— P.I.C (@Peeeyecee) July 29, 2015
I know we all raved about Szczesny partly because he wasn't Almunia but until last season he was mostly very good for us.— East Upper AFC (@Huuurrley) July 29, 2015
Szczesny's concentration and maturity let him down. Good loan deal for him to get a consistent run in a top side. He'll come back stronger.— Raf (@TheFalseNein) July 29, 2015
I'm completely okay with loaning Szczesny, because if he figures out how to sort his inconsistencies and comes back better, that'd be good.— . (@AmeriGunner) July 29, 2015