Arsenal let keeper walk

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he is happy to have been allowed to leave Arsenal and re-join Roma on a season-long loan.

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The Poland international spent the majority of the 2015/16 campaign with the Serie A side, making 42 appearances in all competitions as the Giallorossi qualified for the Champions League.

During his time in Italy, the 26-year-old had suggested he would be open to making his switch permanent having slipped to third choice in the pecking order at Arsenal, behind Petr Cech and David Ospina.

It has not been disclosed whether the loan agreement is with a view to a permanent deal but for now Szczesny is just happy to be back at the club.

“I am very happy after a good season (that) I had a chance to come back and I am glad that the (Roma) coach wanted me,” Szczesny said on the official Roma website.

“I hope that we will improve what we have built in the last championship.”

Szczesny’s loan exit will likely put an end to talk suggesting No.2 Ospina could leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, the Colombian having been linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas earlier in the year.

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