Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is unsure of his future at the club. The 26-year-old Poland international – who missed his team's penalty-shootout loss to Portugal in the quarter-final of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury – revealed he has no idea where he will be playing his club football next season.
Szczesny spent last campaign on loan at Italian side Roma, but the Pole has admitted he is unsure whether he will return to the Emirates next season or continue to play in Serie A. His confession comes shortly after Roma made an official request to extend his loan deal.
"I'd love to know [where I'll be playing]," the goalkeeper said in the aftermath of Poland's 5-3 loss on penalties, according to ESPN. "I really don't know. For now I was focused on the Euros, I tried to recover from my injury. Unfortunately, it didn't happen in time but now I have time to relax, for holidays and maybe think about my future."
Last season, Szczesny played 34 matches in Serie A for Roma. But if he were to return to Arsenal, it would almost certainly be as an understudy to first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Meanwhile, Szczesny admitted he was crushed by Poland's heartbreaking exit from Euro 2016. "To miss out on the top four in Europe is heartbreaking, really," the goalkeeper – who joined Arsenal in 2009 – explained after the game in Marseilles.
"We've had a fantastic journey so it's disappointing. We've done ourselves proud, we've done ourselves proud. It's a good start to build on the future for this team."
Szczesny also gave credit to Portugal, who have advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament despite failing to win a single game in normal time. "They are a great side," Szczesny said. "Yes, you could say they haven't won a game yet at the Euros but they also haven't lost."