Roma in negotiations with Arsenal over loan deal for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny

Italian giants Roma are in negotiations with Arsenal over a season-long loan deal for Wojciech Szczesny.

Szczesny has turned down several approaches to try and fight for his place at Arsenal even after the arrival of Petr Cech as the club’s new No1.

But Arsenal keeper Szczesny has decided since the club’s Asia tour to go out on loan because he knows his chances will be limited.

Colombian keeper David Ospina is now likely to stay as Arsenal’s No2 while Szczesny looks set to move to Rome.

Szczesny does not want to leave Arsenal permanently even after losing his place after being caught smoking in the showers after a defeat at Southampton on January 1.

But a loan switch now gives him the chance to regain form and confidence. Roma have been looking for a keeper after missing out on Asmir Begovic.

Credit: Mirror Sport