Wojciech Szczesny has sung Roma manager, Luciano Spalletti’s, praises in Italy recently.
The goalkeeper, who is currently enjoying his second loan spell at Roma, thinks the Italian, who only joined the Serie A side in 2016, is firm but fair and just what they needed.
“He’s a good man,” Woj said.
“When he came here he immediately brought discipline in the team. Rudi [Garcia] was a friend, a father figure to the players. Spalletti is very hard, demands discipline, everything must be done as said and he manages to get results. There was a very difficult time and we could not win games. He has radically changed things and I think is a very good coach.”
The feeling seems to be mutual since Spalletti has continued choosing Woj as his number one goalkeeper, despite the 26-year-old only being on loan.
Over his 18 months there, the Poland international has made 61 appearances, keeping 15 clean sheets in that time. Six of which have been this season.
Not a lot has been said about Woj’s future from either club although it does seem he’ll be returning to north London.
It’d be a shame if he didn’t, since Petr Cech’s seen better days and he probably won’t stay with Arsenal long-term since he’s 34. He would be brilliant to learn from though and I reckon Woj would kick himself if he left just because he wanted to be number one straight away.