Wojciech Szczesny has refuted rumours that he is considering a permanent move away from Arsenal and revealed that his quotes on the subject were taken out of context. There has been a flurry of media reports suggesting that Szczesny was not impressed with his situation at Arsenal and wants to move to Roma on a permanent transfer where he has had relative success this season.
Speaking on his Official facebook page, Szczesny said: "I get asked if I can stay on loan for one more year, I say it's possible. Next thing you see, english media say "Szczesny wants permanent transfer" You guys are proper s***."
The rebuttal comes days after he was quoted saying that he would want to extend his stay in Rome, where he has been able to get first team football on a regular basis. The situation would be much different at the Emirates where he will have to play second fiddle to Petr Cech, who is likely to keep his position as the first choice goalkeeper.
"I would love to stay but it is an issue that unfortunately I cannot decide myself," Szczęsny was quoted as saying by Il Messaggero. "The two clubs [Arsenal and Roma] are in discussions. Let's see what will happen. I'm happy to have helped the team and winning the title must be the next objective for this club."
The Gunners have two capable goalkeepers in their ranks in the form of Cech and David Ospina, with the latter making known that he has all the qualities to play for the Gunners, keeping two clean sheets when Cech was out injured over the course of the last two months.
Meanwhile, Szczesny has not found life all that easy in London, having been dropped for smoking in the showers following a poor performance between the sticks against Southampton on New Year's Day in 2015. The Pole made his Arsenal debut in 2009 but is unlikely to have any part to play in an Arsenal shirt when the new season comes to fruition.