Wojciech Szczesny has confirmed that he will rejoin Arsenal in the summer after spending two seasons on loan with Serie A club AS Roma.
The Polish goalkeeper, who joined the Gunners in 2006 from his hometown club Legia Warsaw, lost his first-team place to Petr Cech and David Ospina, which saw him being loaned out to the Italian outfit to gain valuable first-team experience.
Szczesny has had his best season in terms of consistency having played the full 90 minutes in every league game for Roma thus far this season. He is also the best 'keeper in Italy at the moment having kept 14 clean sheets, two more than the legendary Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon.
Roma, however, have not taken up the option of making his deal permanent with new sporting director Monchi already looking at alternatives to the Poland international. Szczesny will return to north London following the end of the campaign, and decide whether his future lies with Arsenal or elsewhere.
"I'm happy here [Roma]. I feel I've grown as a goalkeeper but for me the time to make a decision will come in the summer," Szczesny told BT Sport.
"For now I'm an Arsenal player, as soon as my loan finishes, I have to come back [to London]. I've always said I'd love to be back there. Like I said, what will happen definitely won't be decided now but in a month or two months time," the Polish stopper added.
Cech and Ospina are Arsenal's number one and two respectively at the moment but doubts remain over the latter's long-term future after he admitted that he could be interested in taking up a new challenge next season with Fenerbahce interested. The Gunners also have Emiliano Martinez, who recently signed a new long-term deal, which leaves Szczesny as the fourth choice at the moment.