Arsenal have told Wojciech Szczesny that he has a future at the club despite loaning him to Roma at the start of the season with a clause that allows the Italian club to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of the 2015/16 campaign. The Poland international will return as a deputy to current Gunners No 1 Petr Cech following a string of impressive displays in the Serie A.
According to the Mirror, Szczesny, who is on a season-long loan at Roma, has been given hope of resurrecting his career at the Emirates Stadium despite being dropped midway through last season after he was caught smoking following their loss to Southampton. The report claimed that David Ospina, who is Arsenal's second choice behind Cech is frustrated at his lack of game time and could look for a move away from the club in the summer.
The Colombian international has made just three appearances this season, but neither of them have been in the Premier League. He has two appearances in the Champions League and one in the Capital One Cup. Lack of regular game time could prompt the stopper, who impressed in the second-half of last season, to look for a move away from north London.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who is contracted to Arsenal until 2018, has had an impressive season in the Serie A thus far and believes the club can challenge for the Scudetto this season. The Giallorossi are currently in fifth place, but are just four points behind current league leaders Inter Milan.
"We want to start the year well and make up ground on the teams ahead of us, aiming for the Scudetto," Szczesny told Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by Goal.com.
"We're still in the race and that is our objective. The league is very balanced and the fact that there are five teams within four points of each other is interesting. Every week we can recover points on those in front of us," he added.