Make no mistake, Arsenal's 21-year-old first-choice goalkeeper is a fantastic player. Linking him to Barcelona, however, is more than a little ridiculous.
The rumor mills went into overdrive in October 2011 when Szczęsny, perhaps in jest, perhaps in wistfulness, said that he might leave Arsenal for Barcelona. He was quoted as saying, "I can't declare that I will spend my entire career here, but if I leave I will have a very important reason or I will go to Barcelona."
However, just one day later, he moved to deny the rumors via Twitter.
Why this move won't happen
Barcelona do not need a goalkeeper. Victor Valdes is going to remain first-choice keeper barring any unforeseen circumstances like a long-term injury or sudden drop of form. In this scenario, the only possible space for Szczęsny is as a second-choice keeper, a role which might be vacated this summer by Jose Manuel Pinto, but which is probably not a role an upcoming player like Szczęsny will ever want.
Szczęsny himself has professed loyalty to Arsenal. His girlfriend Sandra Dziwiszek was quoted as saying that Szczęsny has expressed a desire to stay at Arsenal for 15 years.
Taking all this into account, it is very unlikely that this rumor will ever translate into a Barcelona move.