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Wojciech Szczesny could extend his Roma loan after all

I think this situation can be officially declared "fluid."

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Wojciech Szczesny has been at Roma for half a season now, and it appears that they like him enough that they don't quite want to give him back next summer. According to Sky Sport Italia, Arsenal and Roma are negotiating to extend the loan – originally intended only to last this season – for another year, allowing them to work their new keeper Alisson into the team a bit more gradually. This would be another year added to the loan, not any kind of purchase option. Despite the protestations of some, that clause is reportedly not in this loan and won't be in the new one.

We already know that Arsenal wants Szczesny back and the guys on the team do as well, but waiting another year doesn't seem like the worst idea providing the backup situation is sorted out. David Ospina isn't thrilled about his playing time, but we need someone who can sit on the bench and protect against the horrifying possibility of a Petr Čech injury. As long as that's done, I'm cool with adding a couple more semesters onto Wojciech's study-abroad trip.