Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to remain at Italian giants Roma after impressing the club so far during his loan spell this season.

Szczesny was loaned out by the Gunners at the start of the season in order to make room for the arrival of a new first choice ‘keeper, coming in the form of Petr Cech, and since his arrival in Italy, he has impressed Roma.

According to Football Italia, the loan deal that was initially agreed to last for the course of the current season did not have an option to buy at the end of the season for Roma, however, they are looking into the possibility of extending the Poland international’s tenure at the club for another campaign.

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However, despite their desire to keep Szczesny for a further season, Roma recently completed the signing of Internacional goalkeeper Alisson. The Brazilian goalkeeper is, however, 23-years-old and it is expected that he is one for the future, with Szczesny being widely regarded as Roma’s number one.

There is no great need for the Polish shot stopper at Arsenal now, as the glittering performances of Cech have spurred the Gunners on to a strong title charge, as well as the more than capable back-up of Colombian international David Ospina, and the young Emiliano Martinez, currently out on loan at Wolves.

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