By 90Min
July 19, 2017

Arsenal's ​soon-to-be former goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is imminently close to an Emirates exit after successfully completing his medical with Juventus.

In a report by ​Sky Sports, the Polish shot-stopper was said to have made the journey to Turin to undergo medical examinations as part of an upcoming permanent £14m deal.

A statement from the Italian champions read "Wojciech Szczesny has successfully completed his medical tests."

After recently spending the last two seasons on-loan at Roma, who were runners-up to the Bianconeri during the previous campaign, Szczesny will now be free to confirm his proposed move and join Max Allegri's squad.

It is understood that the 27-year-old may have limited opportunities to feature in the starting line-up however, due to the presence of perhaps the world's greatest goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, at the club. 

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 19: AS Roma goalkeeper Wojchiech Szczesny in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico on March 19, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Despite this, Szczesny will provide solid back-up for the Italian veteran, receive pointers from the 39-year-old and potentially become the future number one for Juventus given time.

He joined Arsenal's academy from Legia Warsaw, making a total of 181 appearances for the Gunners during his career in North London. He had signed a deal expected to retain his services until 2018.

With Arsene Wenger's preferred goalkeeping options being Petr Cech and David Ospina in recent years though, Szczesny has been left with limited opportunities if he were to remain at Arsenal, which appears to be the main motivation behind his permanent move to Italy where he will play semi-regular football at the very least.


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