Polish goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny has posted an emotional tribute to AS Roma after his loan spell with the Giallorossi expired in June 30. The Arsenal shotstopper has been in the Italian capital for the past 2 years, but now looks set to return to the Emirates stadium after impressing since moving from the English league to Serie A.
The 27-year-old is expected to challenge goalkeeper, Petr Cech for the starting shirt next season, as he has cut out the mistakes that became his hallmark at the Emirates before. Sczcesny lost his place to David Ospina in the second half of 2014/15 season after an error in a clash against Southampton and looked to have ended his career after Cech got signed from Chelsea that same summer.
Writing on Instagram, he said, “Just realised that June has finished and I am no longer a player of AS Roma,” “Two years of representing this club has given me a great joy and pride!
“I can’t thank enough the club for the opportunity I was given here, [the] coaching staff for helping me grow as a player, my team mates for all the great moments and victories we shared and the fans for always supporting and getting behind the team.
“To all of you I will forever be grateful! Thank you and forza Roma.” he added. He has been linked to Juventus a backup to Gianlugi Button for next season, as the Italian legend looks set to retire after next season’s World Cup.
Szczesny is an experienced goalkeeper that started playing in the first team at age 21. He is known for his aerial ability, command of his area and exceptional reflexes. He made 38 appearances in Serie A last season, keeping 14 clean sheets and helping Roma place 2nd behind Juventus.