Report: Arsenal agree loan deal for Wojciech Szczesny

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A deal has reportedly been agreed between Arsenal and Roma.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesTake me Rome: Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Sczcesny is set to return to Italy next season, with Arsenal and Roma having agreed another loan deal for the goalkeeper according to Italian outlet Il Tempo.

Szczesny went on loan to the Italian capital last term following the arrival of former Czech Republic captain Petr Cech from Chelsea, who joined for a fee thought to be in the region of £10 million and signing a four-year deal.

With first-team opportunities limited, Szczesny sought to prove himself in Serie A and he quickly became Roma's first choice stopper ahead of Morgan De Sanctis.

Poland's Wojciech Szczesny in action with Northern Ireland's Conor WashingtonSzczesny was in action for Poland at Euro 2016

The Polish international made 42 appearances for the Romans last season in all competitions, including eight in European competition, keeping nine clean sheets.

Having returned to Arsenal following the end of the loan, it was thought that Szczesny was back for good at the Emirates Stadium, with the Guardian reporting that talks between Roma and Arsenal had stalled over renewing the deal.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesRoma manager Spalletti was keen to re-sign Szczesny

However, it now seems that Szczesny will again be a temporary Roman for the new season, with Arsenal and Roma agreeing to split his £2.5 million per-year salary.

The Gunners also stand to net £800,000 as a fee for the loan renewal and Roma will have the option to make the move permanent, with a reported clause of £12.5 million included in the agreement.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores for AC Milan against ArsenalZlatan Ibrahimovic scores for AC Milan against Arsenal

Szczesny's arrival will come despite Roma's signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.

The former Internacional goalkeeper joined the club earlier this summer for a €7.5 million, roughly £6.3 million.

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