Szczesny would 'love to be back' at Arsenal

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Wojciech Szczesny is enthusiastic about the prospect of returning to Arsenal this summer when his second season-long loan at Roma comes to an end.

The Polish goalkeeper was last a regular for the Gunners in the 2014-15 season, but surrendered his place between the sticks to David Ospina after he made a series of high-profile mistakes and was reportedly found smoking in the showers after a match at Southampton.

Two-and-a-half years on from his dropping, Szczesny thinks he may get a second shot in north London.

"I'm happy here (at Roma). I feel that I'm growing as a goalkeeper, but for me the time to make a decision will come in the summer," Szczesny told BT Sport, according to ESPN FC's Mattias Karen.

"For now I'm an Arsenal player, so as soon as my loan finishes I have to come back and I've always said I'd love to be back there. But what will happen definitely won't be decided now, but in a month or two months' time."

Szczesny's form has been impressive. The 27-year-old's exploits have helped Roma to the second-best defensive record in Serie A, and the club still has slim hopes of capturing the Scudetto at Juventus' expense.

"I came here after a terrible season," he said of his 2015 move to the Italian capital. "I was in a bad moment. It was a good chance for me to relaunch my career."

There could be a vacancy for him at Arsenal, with Ospina, 28, potentially seeking first-team football elsewhere and 34-year-old Petr Cech sometimes looking shaky in goal.

Arsenal is trying to hound down Liverpool or Manchester City for a place in the top four, and faces Sunderland and Everton to round off its Premier League season. The Gunners then contest the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.

Szczesny would 'love to be back' at Arsenal
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