Officials In London, £70,000-A-Week Star To Complete Arsenal Move

According to reports, Arsenal and AS Roma are set to meet next week to reach an agreement over the permanent transfer of Wojciech Szczesny. Szczesny joined Roma last summer in a season-long loan deal after being replaced by Petr Cech as first-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates stadium.

Szczesny enjoyed a good season in the Serie A last term and it seems he will br in Italy for another year. Only this time it will not be a loan deal. According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio who is a representative of Roma’s, the Italian side and Arsenal will meet formally next week to hold talks over a permanent transfer for the Poland international.

The deal which is reported to be worth around £11.7million would see Szczesny say a final goodbye to the Emirates after a decade of being a Gunner.

Arsene Wenger recently insinuated that the shot-stopper remains a part of his plans. With Szczesny leaving and David Ospina looking to secure a transfer to another club this summer, Wenger will have to find a new back-up goalkeeper for Cech.