Szczesny yet to make decision on future as Ospina exit edges closer

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The Polish shot stopper will talk with Arsene Wenger in the coming weeks before making a decision on his Arsenal future


Wojciech Szczesny will hold discussions with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger before deciding his own future following premature reports that the Pole has agreed a deal with Juventus, Goal understands.

The 27-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Italian side Roma where he has become one of the club’s most consistent performers, attracting interest from fellow Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli.

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Wenger’s two year contract renewal at Arsenal has taken precedence in recent weeks but after finally signing his extension it’s now expected that the 67-year-old will sit down with Szczesny to discuss his goalkeeping plans for the 2017/18 campaign.

Szczesny played in all of Roma’s 38 Serie A matches last season, keeping 14 clean sheets - the most out of any ‘keeper in the league and despite reports suggesting that Champions League finalists Juventus are in advanced talks to sign him, Goal understands that no decision has yet been made on his future.

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Petr Cech and Szczesny are likely to compete for the No.1 spot during pre-season but if the Pole does decide to depart north London on a permanent basis, Wenger has faith in current third choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to act as back-up.

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Fenerbahce-bound David Ospina will continue talks with the Turkish outfit following Colombia's national team games against Spain and Cameroon (7th and 13th June), with Arsenal demanding a fee of €4 million for the former Nice man.

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