'I have no weaknesses' - Former Arsenal star speaks out after leaving the Emirates
By Matt Bullin
Former Arsenal ace Wojciech Szczesny has claimed he has no weaknesses after completing a move to Juventus on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper has penned a four-year deal with the Serie A giants, which will see him tied to the club until the summer of 2021.
In Juve’s official press release it was revealed that Szczesny had signed for the Italian champions in a deal worth around £11 million with the potential of £2.7 million of add-ons.
The Old Lady announced the news on their official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
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It is expected that Szczesny will serve as Gianluigi Buffon’s understudy next term, before becoming the club’s first choice shot-stopper after the veteran retires at the end of next season.
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In an interview with the London Evening Standard the 27-year-old spoke honestly of his departure from the Emirates.
“It’s a step forward in my career, I’m 27 and I want to win. At Juve there’s the right mentality to achieve great objectives,” he said.
“Juve deserve to win the Champions League and a player like Buffon deserves to win it. I’m a Juventus player now and I have no weaknesses.”
The Polish international had spent the last two seasons on loan from Arsenal with Roma, where he impressed.
Szczesny made 81 appearances across all competitions during his time in Rome, and he kept 23 clean sheets.
He spent 11 years at the Gunners after he joined the academy in 2006, and he played 181 league and cup games for the club, and helped them win two FA Cups.
The 27-year-old has also been capped by Poland on 29 occasions, and he featured for the full 90 minutes in his nation’s 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Romania in June of this year.
In other West Ham transfer news, two attacking players are set to undergo medicals at the club.