Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny looks to have given up on displacing Petr Cech from the Gunners team.
The Poland stopper has been on loan at Roma this season, making 42 appearances, and according to the Daily Mail, the Serie A outfit are keen to extend that arrangement for at least one more season.
The 26-year-old struggled to find consistent form for Arsene Wenger’s team but has enjoyed a more successful spell in the Italian capital.
It’s understood Roma will have to pay a fee if they want to keep him another year, but that shouldn’t be too much of a sticking point, as they are going to agree to pay all of his wages, which is fairly unusual in a loan agreement.
Cech, of course, is 34-years-old but having won the Premier League Golden Glove award for keeping the most clean sheets last season, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
That suggests Szczesny really has no hope of making it back into the Arsenal team, with the Mail also reporting that he’s unpopular with the club’s fans because he revealed he wanted Leicester to win the league.
The irony is that very few Arsenal fans will be sorry to see him go, but at Roma, he can fulfil his potential and show Wenger what he is missing.