By Abigail Withey
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to express their mixed reactions to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny’s transfer to Juventus.
Juventus stated in their official press release that they had signed the 27-year-old in a four-year-deal for a fee close to £11 million which could rise to £14 million.
Arsenal announced the goalkeeper’s departure on the club’s official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon and thanked the Pole for his contribution to the club over the past 11 years.
We'd like to thank you for your contribution over the past 11 yearshttps://t.co/5YIwOaX88X
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 19, 2017
Arsenal fans have had a mixed response to the stopper’s Emirates exit with some supporters were disappointed at the Poland international’s transfer the Serie A outfit while others didn’t feel that he made a valuable contribution to the club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Best of Luck Wojo! We'll miss you at Arsenal! Juventus are a great club, we wish you all.the best in your career!
— Filipina Gooner (@filipinagooner) July 19, 2017
He had passion for the club more than all our team of last year combined. Shame.
— Abed. (@AKaissi94) July 19, 2017
Good luck buddy. Once a Gooner…….
— steve – More tea Vicar? (@n5steve) July 19, 2017
I would love you to enlight us about the contribution this guy made during those 11 years.
— Don Sebastian ???? (@ohsiseba) July 19, 2017
Good luck trying to spell his name
— Sander Truu (@SanderTruu) July 19, 2017
Embarrassing. Was one of the best goalkeepers in Europe last season and we're letting him go…
— Fabian Månsson (@fabianmansson) July 19, 2017
Sold a gem! Not happy at all ????
— Vikram Kuvar (@narcissus1603) July 19, 2017
Szczesny joined the Arsenal academy in 2006 and eventually broke in the first-team in 2008 where he then continued on to make a total of 181 appearances across all competitions.
However, the Polish keeper has not featured in the Arsenal squad since the north London club’s defeat to Southampton on new year’s day back in 2015 when the stopper was caught smoking in the dressing room showers after the match.
Upon the arrival of Petr Cech Szczesny then moved to Roma to complete a two-year-loan deal where he ended up making 72 Serie A appearances and kept 14 clean sheets.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club agrees terms for midfielder’s move.