Wojciech Szczesny has rubbished claims that Roma have refused to sign him on a permanent transfer next summer, stating that no decision has been made on his future. The 25-year-old took to Facebook to vent his frustration at the media, who recently reported the news and also linked him with a move to Arsenal.
The Polish international signed for Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal after falling out of favour at the Emirates, who have upgraded themselves at the back by making a move for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech last summer. Cech's superlative form means that he is likely to be keep his place in the squad next season, with David Ospina remaining as back-up. Roma reportedly have a clause in Szczesny's contract that enables them to have the first refusal on his transfer but recent rumours suggested that they were unlikely to exercise that option.
He has made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A club and has been the first choice for the majority of the season, thereby gaining some much needed game time after his departure from the Emirates.
"Gotta love the media," Szczesny posted on Facebook. "Reporting on 3 completely different stories regarding my future in a space of 24 hours, saying there's been a 'change of heart', 'U-turn' and 'turnaround'. The only U-turn there's ever been is in your rubbish reporting skills. #rubishatyourjob.
"From Rome, with love, Wojciech."
Meanwhile, during his absence, Cech has already kept 12 clean sheets, with 13 games still left in the season. In comparison, the duo of Szczesny and Ospina have failed to keep as many clean sheets in the entirety of last season, showing what an immense contribution the Czech Republic international has made since joining the Gunners.
The 33-year-old has to be at his best yet again this weekend, with the Gunners taking on leaders Leicester City at the Emirates. The reverse fixture had ended in a 5-2 battering in favour of the Gunners, with the north London club coming from a goal down to inflict pain on the Foxes.