Szcesny To Join Roma On Loan

The goalkeeper question at Arsenal seems to have been sorted out. With the transfer of top class goalie Petr Cech from Chelsea, Arsenal had 3 potential #1 goalkeepers, albeit if the other two were seen as lesser talents to Cech. Wojciech Szczesny, who lost his #1 position to David Ospina in the beginning of the year, has agreed to join Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal. Goalkeeper Szczesny has also been given the green light by Arsenal to complete the switch and the 25-year-old will play in Italy next season. Roma had been interested in signing Szczesny permanently, but that did not suit the player or Arsenal at this stage.

Wojciech undoubtedly has the talent to become a world-class keeper, but he many now never realise at the Emirates Stadium. Szczesny still firmly believes he can return to Arsenal to challenge Petr Cech for the number one spot in the future. But the Pole also realises that his opportunities during the forthcoming season would be limited and he is keen to play regular football. It now remains to be seen whether David Ospina will settle for being second choice behind Cech or whether highly-rated Damian Martinez will be Wenger’s deputy.

Ospina had been expected to be the fall-guy following Cech’s move from Chelsea and the Colombian had hinted that he was interested in leaving the Emirates. New reports claim that the deal contains a £3.5million buyout option, and with Petr Cech and David Ospina looking likely to nail down Arsenal’s no.1 and 2 spots, Szczesny could be gone for good.

Always Something To Remind Me

A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.

Several songs remind me of different points in time and being in a different place. And also of people. I can’t mention all the songs that do so because it will be a really long post but I shall hit the memories and people in some cases.

There are a few songs that remind me of an ex-girlfriend or two and the feeling of being young and passionately in love. Some of those songs even bring a pang of pain, yearning and longing and even sorrow and guilt. Sorrow that it ended, guilty as it didn’t work out and longing for someone to be with. Some, more happier, songs also reminds me of the good times that I had and the fun I indulged with said lover. Other songs remind me of the pain and of heartbreaks and the feeling of being lonely.

Still other songs remind me of being hopeful and lively and having a bright future ahead of me and of the vigour of youth. I also think of the life I had back then and how it hasn’t turned out since then. Some songs remind me of the good times I had hanging out with my cousins during our childhood and late teens and how we will never get that carefree moments ever again. But it’s to cherish those wonderful years.

Prompt from The Daily Post at