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.