Arsenal star confirms Serie A move

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has confirmed that he will join Roma on loan this summer, according to reports from SkySports.

Szczesny has been heavily linked with an exit after the Poland international lost his place to David Ospinna last season, with the signing of former Chelsea veteran Petr Cech sending him even further down the pecking order.

And Serie A club Roma have taken advantage of the situation, approaching the Gunners to begin talks for the 25-year-old last week.

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The shot-stopper has since then confirmed via social media platform Instagram that he will be playing at the Italian capital next season via a 10-second video.

He said (in Italian): “Good evening Giallorossi. I am very happy because I am going to Roma tomorrow. I’ll see you soon.”

Szczesny came through the Arsenal youth academy and was sent out on loan to Brentford, impressing enough to come back in 2010 and become the Gunners’ number-one for quite some time.

However, last season he was at fault for both goals during a 2-0 loss to Southampton, and was later fined for smoking in the St. Mary’s toilet which resulted in Ospinna taking his place.