It seems that, for the moment, Wojciech Szczesny has got the Arsenal number one jersey nailed down, but Arsene Wenger showed last year that he has no qualms about dropping the Polish international if his performances are not up to scratch.
Arsenal have two of the top three keepers in the squad out of action due to injury, so reports last week that Vito Mannone was looking for a return to Italy were about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. The 24-year old Italian keeper has reassured Gooners that he has no intention of leaving the Emirates anytime in the foreseeable future.
The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has categorically denied that he will be leaving Juventus to join Arsenal, despite many rumours to the contrary. Juventus have had an awful season, but that has not convinced the brilliant stopper to consider moving on.
There have been some interesting Arsenal transfer rumours this week about a new goalkeeper at the Emirates. Earlier this week it was revealed that the Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenberg had said “‘I have possibly played my last game for Ajax. If an offer from Arsenal arrives, I will leave.”
It is not worth mentioning Cesc Fabregas in todays roundup of the Arsenal transfer news, as every website and his dog has already covered the bad news. The last few weeks rumoured have mostly concentrated on goalkeepers, but I expect the next couple will be looking at who Arsenal could buy to replace Fabregas.
Arsenal are still being linked with every available goalkeeper in Europe and beyond, but today we have the news that Leeds are interested in signing one of ours for a change! Wojciech Szczesny had a very impressive loan period at Brentford last season, and newly promoted Leeds United are now enquiring to see if they can give him some more experience in the Championship next season.
There has been increased speculation over the last few days that the Italian goalkeeping legend Gigi Buffon was negotiating a move to Arsenal behind the scenes, with one paper even suggesting that there was a pre-contract already drawn up.
The Arsenal rumours are still coming in, and today’s goalkeeper is the Italian legend Gigi Buffon again. It is being reported that Arsenal are now favourites to sign the 30 year-old, and judging by the reaction from the fans, it is a great idea to bring him in while the young Pole Woljeich Szcesney gains a couple of years more experience out on loan.