Arsenal loanee Szczesny says he wants return, criticised by boss

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is not planning on being at Roma long term.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is not planning on being at Roma long term.

The shot stopper is on loan for the season, but has made comments clarifying that his dream is to return to North London.

Goal.com reported on Sunday that he had told Sky Italia: "If a year ago someone had told me that I would go to Rome I would have thought it was impossible.

"I saw Arsenal as my whole life and I do not hide that is still my dream [to return]. For me it is a family, I owe so much to those people that if I were to be given a chance I would play for them [again]."

Whether Roma would want him on a permanent basis is unclear. He was criticised by Roma boss Rudi Garcia at the weekend after the weekend's Serie A loss to Inter Milan.

Garcia told Football Italia: "We defended well, but the decisive goal was scored by someone who is not exactly their best long-range marksman.

"Could Wojciech Szczesny have done better on that shot? Clearly."

Szczesny, 25, took the choice to go to Roma rather then spend the year on the bench backing up Petr Cech.

It was a good opportunity for him, but he will have to show improvement if he is to stand a chance of dislodging the current number one at the Gunners, and another loan next year could be on the cards if he wants to remain on Arsenal's books, although there could be an increased need for him if they sell David Ospina.

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