The President of the Polish Football Association, Zbigniew Boniek, has said that Wojciech Szczesny would prefer to stay at Roma and does not think he will return to Arsenal if Arsene Wenger remains as manager.

The news is a massive blow to many fans who were hoping to see Szczesny, who has excelled with the Italians, return to take up the Arsenal number one shirt next season.

Boniek told Sound Sports Centre, “I went to dinner with Szczesny and he says that he would like to remain with Roma.

“If Wenger remains, I do not think he will return to London and more, he has a contract expiring in 2019 with the Gunners.

“At this point there are two possibilities: Arsenal bring him back or fix a figure.

“It is safe, however, 100% that he would like to remain in the capital.

“Spalletti? [Roma manager] [I think he] thinks he needs to stay in Rome, but he did not propose a three-year [deal] and knowing him, I think he also likes a contract shorter.”

Petr Cech looks half the keeper we all know and love. David Ospina never even was half a keeper. He wants to leave anyway. He wanted to go last summer but was persuaded to stay with the promise of cup and Champions League football.

Looks like Arsenal might very well need to add a goalkeeper to their growing summer shopping list.