Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is believed to be set for a return to Roma next season.
The 26-year-old was shipped out by Arsene Wenger last summer after former Chelsea man Petr Cech’s arrival shut him down to third in the Gunners’ goalkeeping pecking order, behind Cech and David Ospina.
According to reports, Roma are in talks with the Gunners about extending his loan for another season.
Speaking to Italian newspaper Il Tempo, Szczesny cited manager Luciano Spalletti, who returned to Roma in January, as the main reason behind his improvement at the Stadio Olimpico.
“I know where I will play next year, but I can’t reveal it yet,” he said.
“If I stay at Roma, it’ll be an opportunity to grow and improve even more. If I return to Arsenal, I’ll make use of my experience in Italy.
“I learnt more in four months under Spalletti than in 10 years in England. He puts a lot of importance on details and wants the goalkeeper to be able to play the ball with his feet.”
Szczesny claimed he has learned more in the past four months at Roma than he did in 10 years at the North London club Arsenal.
“I learned more in four months under Spalletti than in 10 years in England. He puts a lot of importance on playing the ball to feet.
“One day we trained for over 45 minutes just on goal kicks.”
The goal tender is first choice at Roma and has previously said he is open to remaining with Roma beyond the end of his loan spell.
Szczesny’s current contract with the Gunners will expire in 2018 but it is unclear if he has a future back at the north London club.