by Lewis Ambrose

Arsenal confirmed the loan of Wojciech Szczesny to AS Roma on Wednesday afternoon, and the goalkeeper is targeting success with his new club.

Speaking to ASRoma.it the goalkeeper has confessed that he is excited to join the Italian giants ahead of the new season. After Arsenal signed Petr Čech earlier in the transfer window it soon became clear that Szczesny would not be first choice in London, so a loan could be good move for everyone.

“I’ve come here to win matches and trophies with Roma,” Szczesny said in his first interview as a Roma player. “I think the team are strong enough to do that. I think there’s great potential here.”

Speaking about his own game the 25 year-old was as confident as ever, and you can’t blame him.

“I believe I’m able to win points for the team. I think that when you look at a goalkeeper over a season, you want to see how many points you’ve won for the team and how many mistakes you’ve made. You add them all up and you hope that your goalkeeper has won points for the team.”

Certainly during the 2013/14 season, when Szczesny won the Premier League golden glove, he showed his ability to win games with incredible saves.

A draw at West Brom as well as wins over Crystal Palace and Tottenham in that season all came courtesy of incredible reflex saves from the Pole and Roma fans can look forward to that over the coming year.

“In the last week, I’ve already made an effort to take some Italian lessons back in London so I’m going to try and settle in very quickly and show my qualities on the pitch, which is the most important thing.”

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