Arsenal confirm they want loan star back to deputise veteran star next season

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Arsenal have told goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny that he still has a future at the club when he returns from his loan spell with Italian giants Roma at the end of the season, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Polish international joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan deal over the summer having fallen out of favour at The Emirates, but despite installing a clause to make the deal permanent this summer, the Gunners have told Roma that they want him back.

Petr Cech has already established himself as Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper, but current deputy David Ospina has been left frustrated at his lack of game time, and is rumoured to be seeking an exit.

That means that though Szczesny would indeed still have a career at Arsenal upon his return, it will likely be nothing less than as Ospina’s replacement behind Cech.

Roma will now reportedly sign Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson this summer from Internacional, clearing Szczesny’s path back to north London.

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