Szczesny leaves heartfelt message to Arsenal on Instagram after joining Juventus

By on July 19, 2017

Wojciech Szczesny has left a heartfelt message to Arsenal on Instagram after completing his move to Juventus today.

Szczesny has been with Arsenal since joining the club as a 16-year-old and progressed through the youth ranks to become our number one in 2011.

After enjoying a spell between the sticks, the Polish international lost his confidence and was eventually replaced when Petr Cech arrived in 2015 from Chelsea.

Szczesny was sent out on loan to AS Roma where he has impressed during the last two years and many fans hoped he would return to compete with Cech for the first team shirt at the Emirates.

However, it soon became apparent that the 27-year-old saw his long-term future away from north London and a move to Serie A champions Juventus was soon on the cards.

Szczesny has now completed his switch to the Turin giants with Arsenal confirming the news on Arsenal.com earlier this afternoon. The club didn’t disclose the fee but Sky Sports claim we’ll receive up to £14m including add ons.

It’s a sad end to what once promised to be an excellent career for Szczesny at Arsenal and I’m personally gutted he’s left. I still can’t get my head around how he’s considered good enough to be Buffon’s replacement at Juve but not Cech’s at Arsenal.

Unfortunately, I think he fell out with Wenger two years ago when we signed Cech and they haven’t been able to resolve their differences so we lose a hugely talented goalkeeper.

Szczesny has now taken to Instagram to share a lovely departing message to everyone involved with Arsenal FC. Check it out:

I remember being a young boy in Poland, watching David Seaman, Thierry Henry, Dennis Berkamp and others play for Arsenal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get a chance to play for the club I supported as a little kid. When I was approached by Arsenal in 2005 my world changed forever. I began my journey as a 16 year old boy at the Arsenal's academy, trying to one day become a first team player, going out for evening runs in East Barnet with Jack Wilshere. Little did we know then, that couple years later we'd beat Barcelona in the Champions League and wear the no.1 and no.10 shirts. It has been over 11 years since I became an Arsenal player and I never thought the day I leave this club would come. Everything that I am and everything that I have, I owe to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Liam Brady, David Court, Bob Arber, Steve Bould, Neil Banfield, Mike Salmon, Tony Roberts, Gerry Peyton, Pat Rice and many others. Words can't describe my gratitude to these people and love for this club. Today I move on, ready for the new challenge in my life, taking with me only the good memories and bag of expierience. I leave hopeful that those days of Berkamp,Henry, Seaman and others are soon to return to Emirates Stadium and Arsenal get back to winning the Premier League. I may not be an Arsenal player no more but I will carry the Arsenal name with me wherever I go and I will do so with great pride. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner! ❤

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