Now in his second season with AS Roma, and with Cech the first-team goalkeeper at Arsenal, Wojciech Szczesny’s future at the Emirates is a big question mark.
Arsène Wenger has, in the past, made it clear he sees the Poland international’s future in London, with him, yet the uncertainty over the French manager’s contract also makes things a bit awkward.
Happy at Roma, Szczesny is getting all the game time he needs as a 26-year-old goalkeeper, helping the Serie A side in their fight against Juventus at the top of the league table, and isn’t thinking about the future.
In a long interview about his time in Italy so far, the player was asked if he would definitely return to Arsenal when his second loan spell came to an end on the 30th of June.
He said: “I don’t look that far into the future. If I start thinking about July 2017, I won’t be concentrating on what I have to do now. Therefore, I prefer to live in the present.”
Considering Petr Cech is already 34, there could be a future for Szczesny at Arsenal, maybe, but it might end up being in a couple of years time.
If that is the case, the Polish goalkeeper might get fed up of loan deals.
He certainly doesn’t sound like someone who’s convinced a return to Arsenal is the best thing for his career.
Then again, he also has Roma fans to think about, and announcing he would definitely be returning to his old club might not be the most polite thing to do.