Wojiech Szczesny has hinted he could leave Arsenal on a permanent basis after declaring 'football always comes first' the ​​Daily Star report.

Szczesny is currently on loan with Roma and the 25-year-old has enjoyed a productive spell with the Italian giants after starring for them in the Champions League. ​

The Polish international has also played terrifically in Serie A, after recording six clean sheets in 26 appearances, and he has pinned that down to manager Luciano Spalletti's trust. 


Speaking to the Evening Standard, Szczesny said "Will I stay at Roma? For me, football always comes first. I have the confidence of everyone here.

"When you have the trust of your team-mates, the coach and the fans, as well as playing every Sunday, then that can only be for the best.

"Obviously it's not just thanks to me, but everyone who has helped me."

Szczesny lost his place in the Gunners first-team after a number of erratic performances which raised question marks over his conduct away from the football pitch.

However, the 25-year-old has helped the Giallorossi climb to within 10 points of Italian league leaders Juventus and fend off competition for a Champions League spot. 

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The Roma No. 1 went on to add "The coach doesn't accept mistakes on the pitch, off the pitch or in the dressing room. That's what makes him special and allowed us to change the inertia of our season. 

"It allowed us to win eight consecutive games and draw against Inter. He's a perfectionist who is making a difference."

If the Polish shot-stopper does return to North London it will be extremely difficult for him to oust Petr Cech from the starting line-up so it might be time to cut his losses.