Arsenal are close to getting a transfer done, but, sadly for their fans, it’s not an incoming one.

One of the big questions surrounding the London club was what would happen to Wojciech Szczesny once his loan at AS Roma came to an end.

Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday seem to have the answer, and it’s, lo and behold, another loan to AS Roma.

The Italian newspaper say the transfer to bring the Polish goalkeeper back to the Stadio Olimpico is ‘much closer now than it was yesterday’, mostly because of Luciano Spalletti’s demands to secure his signature since the end of the season.

The Roma manager, who was appointed mid-season, taking over from Rudi Garcia, has apparently grown to trust Szczesny, who, if given the choice, would much rather stay another year in Rome than sit on the bench of Arsenal.

Gazzetta state a meeting between a representative and the club is set to take place to sort out the details of the deal, which should end up being a paid one-year loan with a view to buy the player at the end for around £15m.

This certainly makes the most sense for all involved.