Emi Martinez replacement at London Colney for Arsenal medical | Macey considering Arsenal future

Keeper conundrum

Mikel Arteta’s press conferences are typically cryptic, and the Spaniard does not like to give much away.

Whilst today’s was no different, there was some interesting information forthcoming regarding Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation.

The Spaniard was asked whether the club need to make more than just one goalkeeping addition during the transfer window.

Arteta responded“Well, depending on what is going to happen with our third goalkeeping position as well because we had some talks about that over the past few months so still the market is open and things can change.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Mikel Arteta the manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

This would certainly appear to suggest that 26-year-old Matt Macey could be looking to leave Arsenal. After 7 years, Macey has only made 2 senior appearances, in addition to 3 loan spells away from the club.

It would not be a surprise to see the former third-choice keeper move on. With the imminent arrival of fresh blood, Macey would likely once again drop down the pecking order.

The new man

During Arteta’s press conference, he also spoke about how long fans might be made to wait for an Emi Martinez replacement to arrive. “We are looking in the market and I think we will shortly be in a position to announce a new signing,” the Spaniard remarked.

The goalkeeper in question is thought to be Dijon’s Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson. The 25-year-old was reportedly at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground today:

The fee for the Iceland international is expected to be around £1.5 million. This would mean that a significant portion of the funds raised through the sale of Emi Martinez could be invested elsewhere in the Gunners’ squad.

However, with the possibility existing that Matt Macey could too be out the door, links to Brentford’s David Raya have not gone away.

The Spaniard, like Rúnarsson, has worked with Arsenal goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana. Both goalkeepers could soon reunite with their former colleague.

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