Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returns to Roma on season-long loan

Wojciech Szczesny of Roma celebrates victory at the end of the Serie A match between Genoa and Roma
Image: Wojciech Szczesny has returned to Serie A side Roma

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has returned to Roma on a season-long loan.

The Poland international spent last season with the Italian side, playing 34 league games and eight Champions League matches to help them secure a third-place finish in Serie A.

Szczesny joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw when he was 18 and has gone on to play 181 times for Arsene Wenger's side since making his debut against West Brom in 2009.

Live Nissan Super Sunday

The 26-year-old represented Poland at Euro 2016 and kept a clean sheet in their opening group game - a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland - before a thigh injury ended his tournament early.

"I'm very happy," Szczesny told Roma TV. "After a good season last year I had the possibility of coming back and I was very happy that the coach wanted me.

Wojciech Szczesny (down) suffered a thigh injury during Poland's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland
Image: Szczesny suffered a thigh injury playing for Poland during Euro 2016

"I'm delighted to be back and I hope that we can improve on what we did last season."

Petr Cech will again be Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper for the new season, with David Ospina acting as cover.

Also See:

Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Arsenal's summer signing Rob Holding after the defender scored in a 3-1 win over Chivas

Watch Arsenal's opening game of the Premier League season at home to Liverpool on August 14. Coverage of the Super Sunday clash begins at 3:30pm on Sky Sports 1 HD, after Bournemouth v Manchester United.

Around Sky