Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would consider re-joining Arsenal at the end of the season if recalled from his loan spell in Serie A. The 25-year-old, who is on a season-long loan spell in the Italian capital, has made eight starts this season.
Szczesny took his leave from north London in the summer after Petr Cech arrived from Chelsea, with David Ospina being retained as the number two. The Poland international left the Emirates Stadium in inauspicious circumstances after falling down the pecking order amid criticism of manager Arsene Wenger from his father.
Szczesny has already proven himself as a key part of the Roma side, who are just a point behind joint leaders Fiorentina and Inter Milan, but Arsenal clearly remain in his heart. A decision over the future of the stopper, who joined Arsenal as a youth player in 2006, is not expected to be taken until the end of the campaign, but he is ready to answer the call from the north London club.
"Nine months is a long time in football and anything can happen, but Arsenal are like a family to me and I've got to admit that if the Gunners do call me back, I would say yes," Szczesny told Sky Sport Italia, according to ESPN. "If a year ago, somebody had told me I'd be playing for Roma, I would have thought it impossible. I could see myself at Arsenal for all my life, and I don't hide the fact that is still my dream.
"I owe a lot to the people there and if they were to give me an opportunity, I would play for them. I know that I still need to improve a lot. But I'm working every day to do this and to give it my best. I hope to win the Scudetto here, and I hope that Arsenal win the Premier League."