Second chance: Wojciech Szczesny wants to regain his old No1 spot at Arsenal

By Aramide Oladipo

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny admits that it’s been very difficult watching some of Arsenal’s poor performances this season.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper has spent two years out on loan with Serie A side Roma and he’s helped them to become title contenders as they are currently in second place just four points behind Juventus with two matches remaining.

The Polish international started and put on a great performance in Roma’s 3-1 victory over the league leaders last weekend.

Szczesny has been a first-team regular for Roma this season, making 36 Serie A appearances and picking up 11 clean sheets in the process.

Speaking with the Guardian, Szczesny opened up about what it is like to follow his parent club from a distance and he revealed that it has been tough watching Arsenal perform below-par in a number of matches this season.

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He stated: “It hurts being an Arsenal fan watching as it has been a painful year. Being 1500 miles away helps!

“This year in the league has been disappointing, in the Champions League has been disappointing, so as an Arsenal fan you look for that FA Cup final to save the season. I will be watching. I will keep my fingers crossed.”

The Gunners are currently 18 points adrift of the league champions Chelsea and even a win against Everton on the final day of the season might not be enough to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Arsenal were also humiliated in the Champions League by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as they suffered a 10-2 aggregate defeat in the round of 16 stage.

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