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Report: Arteta's Arsenal keen to bring back 'very talented' player Wenger sold in 2017

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According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are interested in signing former Gunner Wojciech Szczesny this summer.

The Pole, now 31, was on Arsenal’s books for nine years. Arsene Wenger was a huge fan of Szczesny, who he labelled as a ‘very talented’ player back in January 2014. (Arsenal.com)

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Szczesny was caught smoking after our defeat against Southampton and Wenger was furious. He shipped him off to Roma on loan a few months after and sold him to Juventus two years later.

Now that the Old Lady are about to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma, Szczesny could be heading out of the door, and if the report is to be believed, Arsenal are interested in bringing him back to the Emirates.

New Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri likes Szczesny, according to the report, but he will no longer be the number one. It is claimed that there is no rush at the moment, but if an acceptable offer does arrive, the Pole will be sold.

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Are Arsenal really interested in re-signing Szczesny?

Arteta has surprised many Arsenal fans by signing the likes of Willian, Cedric Soares and Alex Runarsson in the past. We can’t really put anything past him, but rumours about Szczesny are really hard to believe.

Yes, Arsenal need another goalkeeper, yes, Szczesny is a top-quality shot-stopper and yes, this move will arguably be welcomed by many Gooners.

However, with Bernd Leno not expected to go anywhere this summer and with the Pole still having three years left on his contract, it makes no sense for Arsenal to break the bank for him.

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