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Arsenal’s forgotten young goalkeeper wants out

Does Martinez have a future at Arsenal? by AH

You may or may not have heard that Arsenal have a talented young goalkeeper on the books that isn’t Polish international Wojciech Szczesny. It is in fact an Argentinian international Damien Martinez who at just 21 is already getting rave reviews in the lower tiers of English football.

There have been a few comparisons towards current first choice goalie, Szczesny and youngster Martinez because they have had similar rates of development in regards to their potential at respective levels, and what interests me is the fact that Martinez is experiencing the exact same situation at Arsenal that Wojciech undertook just over four years ago. Damien Martinez originally joined Sheffield Wednesday on an emergency loan in October however, after several good performances for the club, both parties agreed to extend the loan.

Mariano Andújar – Arsenal to sign Argentine Goalkeeper? [videos]

There is a good chance that the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal will stay the same; and to be honest the topic is becoming more and more redundant as time goes on because Szczesny is a great keeper, and will be one of the best in the world (only an idiot would say otherwise).

Fabianski might be content with staying as Arsenals #2 keeper considering he is getting chances to start matches here and there, looking eager to overtake his young Polish compatriot, but who knows what decisions will be made by him or management during the summer.

Richard H: Who should be Arsenal’s goalkeeper(s) next season?

The Arsenal goalkeeping conundrum by Richard Hall

Bob Wilson, Arsenal’s legendary goalkeeper has made his views quite clear on who he thinks should have the Number One spot at the Emirates.

Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the 1971 Double winning custodian was adamant in his views on the situation. The topic has turned into a contentious issue with Gunners fans in recent years.

Szczesny to go out on loan again

There could be some good news for Brentford fans very soon, as it seems that the young Arsenal keeper Wojceich Szczesny will be farmed out on loan again this season.

But perhaps it is more likely that Arsene Wenger will be looking for a Championship team this time around to further the experience of the Pole, who is hotly tipped to be Arsenal’s Number One in the not too distant future.

Three weeks ago, Wenger said: “Wojciech is a goalkeeper of huge quality. At the moment we want to play for the title so I believe he needs some more experience to compete directly for the first goalkeeper position.

Arsenal goalkeeper rumours Aug 9th – Reina, Fabianski, Given and Hart

After the amazing 6-5 win over Legia Warsaw at the weekend, the papers are full of Arsenal transfer rumours about goalkeepers, obviously based on the premise that Wenger will have been so incensed after conceding five goals that he just HAS to buy a replacement.

I laughed very hard when told about Arsenal putting in a £23m bid for Pepe Reina, but there are numerous reports now saying that it is completely true! Both the Sun, the Mail and numerous other websites are claiming to have inside knowledge that Wenger has put in a second bid of £25m for the Spaniard. It would certainly be a dream come true if Liverpool would sell him, but I just can’t help being cynical……

Arsenal transfer rumours 18th April – Joe Hart, Eduardo, Merida and Chamakh (of course!)

Arsene Wenger has categorically stated that he has a war chest to strengthen the Arsenal team this summer, and judging by all the transfer news in the papers lately, it would seem that a new goalkeeper is at the top of his list.

Having already been linked with Neuer, Akinfeev and Lloris, a report in todays Sunday Mirror says that Wenger is considering an £8m bid for the young Man City keeper Joe Hart, who has had a great season out on loan at Birmingham City. With Shay Given a guaranteed starter at City, Hart realises that he will have to stay away from the Eastlands to be sure of first team football, and he is young enough to become a long-time fixture at Arsenal. If Wenger can really get him for £8m it would be a fantastic investment.

Wenger – Almunia is not my long-term No1, but Lloris is unlikely to come

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been begged by Arsenal fans to find a top-class replacement for the 32 year-old Manuel Almunia, and today he gave his first hint that he may be looking for a replacement in the near future, but refuses to discuss his transfer plans until the end of the season.

“I don’t think it is the best moment to talk about that,” said Wenger.

“I never said that Almunia will be my long-term No 1. I think he is a great goalkeeper and he is in competition with Fabianski.