Arsene Wenger backs Wojciech Szczesny to replace Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 22, 2017

Juventus have completed the signing of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal and expect to add Italy full-back Mattia De Sciglio to their squad in due course.

Born in Warsaw in 1990, Szczesny spent his formative years with local side Legia Warsaw before moving to Arsenal as a 16-year-old.

The Poland global is expected to deputise for Gigi Buffon in his first season, but has been signed with a view to becoming the eventual replacement for the legendary Italian.

Arsenal declared: "We would like to thank Wojciech for his contribution to the club over the past 11 years, and to wish him every success in the future".

Szczesny spent the past two seasons on loan at Juve's Serie A title rivals AS Roma, making 72 league appearances for them during his spell in the Italian capital.

"I'm not feeling any pressure, I'm here to represent the club at the highest level. I'm a Juventus player now and I have no weaknesses". "I'm available. I want to learn a lot here at Juventus", he was quoted as saying by Juventus' website. I'm ready to play whenever I'm needed. "I'm proud of the work I've done thus far and I'm ready for this new challenge - Juventus is the best choice for the next stage of my career". I want to win and keep bettering myself and this club has the right mentality for me to do that.

Juventus also said that Italy global De Sciglio, 24, underwent medical tests ahead of his reported $12 million move from Milan.

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