His name first cropped up in relation to Arsenal around the end of November when it emerged that scouts from the club had watched Guillaume Hubert playing for Standard Liege a total of six times and Arsène Wenger is very keen to strike up a deal for the Belgian shot-stopper.
And now the goalkeeper has expressed his joy at the possibility of signing for the Gunners. The 22 year old said “It is a pleasure to learn that Arsenal are interested in me. I did not know about it before. A lot of top-class keepers play in England, and they are attracted to go there.”
He added “I am a big fan of the Premier League, and any player would love to appear in it one day. But I will focus on playing for Standard. They are the club where I have wanted to establish myself.” The Standard Liege and Belgium keeper has been likened to Thibaut Courtois and valued at £5m.
From one keeper to another and it seems that on loan Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczęsny, is wanted on a permanent basis by AS Roma who are attempting to fix a plan together for the transfer with Arsenal.
Arsenal have asked Roma for £14m for the Polish keeper and it’s thought they will pay in order to keep Szczęsny in Rome.
Since Arsenal signed Petr Čech, Wojciech lost his place in the Arsenal side, he joined AS Roma on loan back in August 2015 and has spent two years on loan with the Italians so far, playing a total of 61 times when fully fit.
It is thought Roma have been in contact as recently as this week with Arsenal and a deal could be completed before next weekend.