Report: Wojciech Szczesny set for Arsenal exit after Roma agree £13.4 million deal

Poland's Wojciech Szczesny

The Gunners keeper will return to Serie A.

Poland's Wojciech SzczesnyPoland's Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny is due in Italy tomorrow for a medical ahead of completing his switch to Roma, according to the Daily Mail.

The Polish international enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Italian giants last season and is close to finalising his move there despite late interest from Everton.

Wojciech Szczesny - ArsenalWojciech Szczesny - Arsenal

Szczesny will initially join on a season long-long before a purchase obligation of £13.4 million is activated next summer.

The 26-year old joined the Gunners' youth setup in 2006 – making 181 appearances to date – but he has fallen behind Petr Cech in the pecking order and was unlikely to wrestle a first-team spot away from the veteran stopper.

Arsenal's Petr Cech celebrates at the end of the matchArsenal's Petr Cech celebrates at the end of the match

David Ospina has further increased competition between the sticks and after a season as the main man at Roma, Szczesny was never likely to settle for a place on the bench.

Arsenal are well covered in the goalkeeping department and if the reported fee is accurate, the sale represents a healthy return for a player surplus to requirements.

Arsene Wenger will be keen to bolster his team ahead of the new campaign, with injuries to Per Mertesacker and Danny Welback a major blow to squad depth.

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo in action with Arsenal's Danny WelbeckManchester United's Marcos Rojo in action with Arsenal's Danny Welbeck

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