Arsenal on the verge of concluding a deal with Italian giants

Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to return to Italy this summer, albeit on a permanent basis. The Pole was impressive during a two years loan spell at AS Roma which ended last season, and Juventus have decided to sign him on as the heir to Gianluigi Buffon.

The Arsenal team flew out for preseason last weekend, but Szczesny was left behind to sort out his move to the Old Lady.

Juventus’ current number one, Buffon says he will retire after the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year, and Juve believes Szczesny can take over from the Italian veteran.

Szczesny joined Arsenal in the summer 2006 and made his debut for the Gunners four years later. He went on to play 181 times for the Gunners. However, he has not played for the Gunners since he got fined £20,000 for smoking in the shower after the Gunners lost to Southampton on New Year’s Day 2015.

The Gunners have reportedly rejected bids of £4 million and £7 million for the goalie who has just one year left on his Arsenal deal.


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