Wenger confirms imminent exit of first team star

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to move to Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the next season.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters during the pre-match press conference ahead of his club’s Emirates Cup game against Olympique Lyon: “He could go on loan to Roma. We are pretty much done it is down to paper work but as long as that is not over the line anything can happen.”

Wenger also heaped praise on the Polish star, calling him ‘a top class goalkeeper’, and pointing out that it would be good for him if he gets a chance to play somewhere, with the side already having two more, highly rated keepers.

Szczesny had fuelled rumours of a potential move away from Emirates Stadium after following Roma and a few of their players on Instagram sometime back.

Meanwhile, realistically speaking, the loan move may prove to be beneficial for the Polish ace. With Petr Cech likely to become the first choice keeper of the manager next season, it may turn out to be difficult for Szczesny to land himself considerable game time at the club. Also, should he perform well at the Serie A side, it would help him in regaining Wenger’s confidence, which he seems to have lost after his error-prone displays last season.

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