Wojciech Szczesny has hinted that his future could lie away from Arsenal after taking a sly dig at Arsene Wenger and the club's coaching staff after spending the season on loan with AS Roma. The Polish goalkeeper admitted that he is aware of his next destination but refused to reveal whether he will return to the Emirates Stadium or move away from the club he joined in 2006.
The Poland international was the north London club's first choice stopper before being displaced by David Ospina during the 2014/15 season, but fell to third choice following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea last season. This saw him sent out on loan to AS Roma, where he made 42 appearances in all competitions keeping nine clean sheets. Szczesny's future is uncertain at AS Roma but the club admitted that they will be open to keeping him on loan for another season despite Italian publication Gazzetta World reporting that they have an agreement in place to sign Brazilian stopper Allison from Internacional.
The 26-year-old stopper has now put his future at Arsenal in serious jeopardy after claiming to have learnt more in four months at Roma than he did at Arsenal during his 10-year stay. Szczesny has credited Luciano Spalleti for focusing more on the details and involving the goalkeeper in the buildup play.
"I know where I will play next year, but I can't reveal it yet. If I stay at Roma, it'll be an opportunity to grow and improve even more. If I return to Arsenal, I'll make use of my experience in Italy," the Polish stopper said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"I learnt more in four months under Spalletti than in 10 years in England. He puts a lot of importance on details and wants the goalkeeper to be able to play the ball with his feet," Szczesny added.