When Arsenal bought Petr Cech a season and a half ago from Chelsea, many thought this would mean the end of Wojcech Szczesny’s career at the Emirates.

The Poland international, at the club since 2006, had been largely inconsistent during his time at number one, and off the pitch problems certainly didn’t help his case.

Arsène Wenger’s decision to bring in Cech when the opportunity presented itself wasn’t much of a surprise, and Szczesny was swiftly shipped to Roma on a loan, which was renewed for the 2016-17 campaign.


With the summer transfer window already being talked about, decisions will need to be made at both Roma and Arsenal regarding the goalkeeper’s future, and Il Tempo in Wednesday reckon the Premier League club have already made theirs.

On Wednesday, the Italian newspaper look at the decision to play Alisson in the Europa League and the Cup, and report the choice was made in order for the Brazilian shot stopper to still get game time, especially for when Szczesny returns to England.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 12.43.15In fact, the club are already preparing the the post-Szczesny era due to Arsenal’s ‘iron will’ to bring him back to the club for next season.

This isn’t the first time a return has been mentioned in the Italian media, and it suggests that Wenger is certainly keen on the home-grown player being a part of his squad once again.

Perhaps he feels Petr Cech needs renewed competition? After all, David Ospina doesn’t pose much of a threat.