The latest Arsenal transfer news seems to be concentrating on midfielders and strikers, but there is one Arsenal rumour that could be true this morning, with the news that Arsene Wenger is tracking the Sevilla keeper Javi Varas.
It looks like, to all intents and purposes, Manuel Almunia’s career at Arsenal is over, and with Lukasz Fabianski repeating weekly that he will leave if not made Number One it appears that there will be a vacancy for shotstopper coming up, probably as early as January.
Varas has actually been at Sevilla for 8 years, but only became first choice in the middle of last season, so can hardly be called extremely experienced, but as a back up to Szczesny he could be very useful.
Fabianski reckons he is waiting patiently for another chance at Arsenal but admits that he can only wait until January and see if he can find a way in.
“It is really difficult,” he said. “Of course not playing doesn’t make me happy. I want to play, that’s my goal. But as well, sometimes you have to be patient. Like I said, I am just fighting, fighting.
“If there is an opportunity, I want to play as well as I can and help the team. We will see what happens. At the moment, I focus on Arsenal. There is still time until January, almost two months. We will see what happens.
“I am going to keep fighting for the place. Wojciech is doing well, but I have to fight, work hard and see what happens.
“With me it was exactly the same because Manuel Almunia got injured, then I had my chance. In football it is like that. Someone gets injured and the other guy is having a chance because of that. That is the rule of football.”
I know that goalkeepers at Arsenal rarely like each other, but I just have a vision in my head of Fabianski seeing the referee walk up to Sczesny after his foul on Ashley Cole yesterday and saying to himself “Please send him off!”
Could that be true?