Arsène Wenger says Wojciech Szczesny is close to joining Roma on loan.
The goalkeeper made 29 appearances in all competitions last season but has featured solely in the FA Cup during 2015.
Wenger gave Szczesny his debut at 19 years of age and says the Poland international still has a future at the club, because he is a “top-class goalkeeper”.
"believe he will have a future at Arsenal because I personally rate him highly. I put him in the first team at the age of 20 and he already has huge experience"
“He could go on loan to Roma,” Wenger said at his pre-Emirates Cup press conference. “We are pretty much done, it’s down to paperwork. As long as that’s not over the line, anything can happen.
“Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper and we have three top goalkeepers. If one of the goalkeepers can play somewhere then it’s good.
“I believe he will have a future at Arsenal because I personally rate him highly. I put him in the first team at the age of 20 and he already has huge experience.
"I don’t want that experience he got when he was very young to be wasted and that is why I gave him the opportunity.
“I believe Roma is a big club and they play in the Champions League, play in a very different championship as well and that is a big experience for him and he is 25 years old.
"But the experience he already has at his age is fantastic.”
Any potential deal is subject to the completion of medical and regulatory processes.
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