Many Arsenal fans have a wish list for this summer, and after the fact that we need a defensive midfielder and more defenders, many of us also want to see a new younger goalkeeper arrive after Petr Cech had the worst season of his premiership career, and made many blatant mistakes.
One keeper we have been linked with is the Barcelona reserve Jasper Cillessen, who played in every Copa Del Rey game for Barca which they ended up winning. The 29 year-old has been closely linked with a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool this summer, but he doubts that Barcelona will sell him any time soon. “I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey,” Cillessen said. “I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won’t sell me.
“Arsenal and Liverpool aren’t bad clubs but if Barcelona say, ‘We love you’, then I’ll accept their decision and continue there. I’ll wait until we return on the July 16 to see what they’ve decided.
“I don’t know anything. If the club wants to keep me, I’ll accept that. I signed a five-year deal with them.”
And why would they let him go? He conceded just 3 goals in the 11 games he played last season and is the current Dutch Number One. If Arsenal did even try for him, the cost would be better spent on getting our defence sorted out – as with Cech, Macey and Ospina we have more than enough cover in goal.
Do you think we still need a new keeper?