Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Wojciech Szczesny is on the verge of leaving the club.
Szczesny’s future at the Emirates has been in major doubt ever since the arrival of Chelsea legend Petr Cech, who completed a £10m move to north London last month.
Italian giants Roma are understood to be keen on snapping up the 25-year-old – who has made 181 appearances for the current FA Cup holders.
And Wenger, 65, has confirmed the keeper is on the brink of joining Rudi Garcia’s side.
“He could go on loan to Roma,” Wenger said earlier today on the Sky Sports website.
“We are pretty much done, it’s down to paperwork. As long as that’s not over the line, anything can happen.
Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper and we have three top goalkeepers. If one of the goalkeepers can play somewhere then it’s good.
“I believe he will have a future at Arsenal because I personally rate him highly. I put him in the first team at the age of 20 and he already has huge experience.
“I don’t want that experience he got when he was very young to be wasted and that is why I gave him the opportunity.
“I believe Roma is a big club and they play in the Champions League, play in a very different championship as well and that is a big experience for him and he is 25 years old.
“But the experience he already has at his age is fantastic.”