Wojciech Szczesny expects Arsenal return

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AS Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny doesn't want to make his loan move permanent once the season ends.

The Polish shot-stopper is spending the current campaign on loan with Roma after falling down the pecking order at Arsenal and although he was sent away by the club, he is hoping to return to the setup.

Szczesny was Arsene Wenger's first-choice 'keeper during the 2014/15 season, but after a shocking display against Southampton followed up with off-field issues, the 25-year-old was dropped with immediate effect by the manager.


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Replacing Szczesny was Colombian David Ospina, who kept guard for the remaining Premier League and Champions League games, leaving the Pole to settle for FA Cup appearances.

Cech In/Szczesny Out

However, in the summer, Wenger made the drastic decision to sign another goalkeeper, Petr Cech from Chelsea, who immediately became the club's first choice.

Speculation grew regarding who would leave the Emirates Stadium, with Ospina linked with a move to the likes of Marseille, Besiktas and Everton.

Eventually, it was Szczesny who departed after Arsenal agreed to send him on loan to Roma, with the hope he will return a better goalkeeper after playing regular first-team football.

Szczesny is the Serie A side's number one, but he doesn't intend to stay in the Italian capital past this season.

Speaking in a recent interview, as per the Express, the 25-year-old reiterated his desire to play for Arsenal on a regular basis.

"I saw Arsenal as my whole life and I do not hide that is still my dream.

"For me it is a family, I owe so much to those people that if I were to be given a chance I would play for them again," He continued.

"With Wenger there is no love or hate – he’s always been fair with me."

"Nine months is a long time in football, things can change from week to week."

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