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……

Another goalkeeping rumour that was mooted last week was that Arsenal were negotiating with Man City to take the young Joe Hart on loan for a year, to give Wojneich Szczesny another seasons experience before throwing him in at the deep end of the Premiership, but http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Arsenal-will-try-and-sign-Shay-Given-if-Manchester-City-confirm-Joe-Hart-as-their-number-one-keeper-article547905.html (in an ‘exclusive’ of course) says that the Man City boss Roberto Mancini has decided that Hart will be his Number One next season, which would consign Shay Given to the substitutes bench unless he moves on.

This revelation has persuaded Wenger to restart talks with City, but with a view to taking Given on loan instead, although City are more likely to want a full transfer to take yet another name off their ever-expanding squad list. Personally I would find it hard to understand why City would happily strengthen one of their rivals, but after such a long transfer window my cynicism knows no bounds!

Meanwhile everyone on the Arsenal terraces is hoping that Lukasz Fabianski is not going to be allowed between the sticks this season, and even more so after the game in Warsaw, but the player himself is pretty confident that he remains in Arsene Wenger’s plans.

Fabianski’s Polish interview in Warsaw was translated by The Online Emirates, and one of the questions and answers were as follows:

Q: “On Saturday some British newspapers reported that Arsenal are prepared to pay £25m for Jose Reina, if this is true could it mean that you would be the back up plan?”

A: “You should know better than that. People will always read somewhere that a goalkeeper is coming to Arsenal. Well it doesn’t affect us and I would not tell you why, because my role is to work hard in training and on the pitch.

“Last season I was severely criticised, because of the mistakes I made. I am already immune to bitter words. I think I now have a hard skin, it was difficult for me, but I endured by focusing on the fact that there will be better opportunities ahead. Now I look towards the future with optimism.”

That doesn’t sound like he is expecting to move on does it? Whatever these rumours today, I have the sneaky feeling that Almunia will be on the pitch against Liverpool, and Fabianski will be on the bench as normal, and it will be like the summer never happened………


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35 thoughts on “Arsenal goalkeeper rumours Aug 9th – Reina, Fabianski, Given and Hart

  1. AustralianGooner#217

    Given is like the 50th Goalie we’ve been linked with, these are so boring now

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  2. real fabregas please stand up

    fabianski and almunia give me nightmares!!! :(

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  3. kmst

    fabianski is just useless he’s short, never on his line , weak in handling and no commanding his backs well…….. He just have to leave or go play for the reserve team ………. Ass………

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  4. emma

    at this time we are still talking about keeper, please wenger stop scaring your fans. we can’t go in to this new season with this keepers we had now. i’m expecting you to sign a new keeper so give us full confident in arsenal.

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  5. bc

    yeah 6’3 short ass! kick him out the dwarf he has had 12 chances in the league to win us the title and failed miserably he hasnt even scored any goals! Unlike our forwards who have never missed a goal and all score hat tricks every match. Our defenders have never missed a ball at a corner and block every shot and always win every tackle!!

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  6. noel gallagher

    f**k you flappianski, stupid f**k who never learn through his own mistake

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  7. Stu

    This is worrying but Almunia and Flappyhandski are both better than MAnnone. Now he really is a nightmare!!!!!!!

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  8. Samuel kelvin

    But for christ sake why must wenger pay so much for reina when he can get enyeama for far less,we all know dat enyeama is the best rite now in africa,whom we also know dat wenger can turn into world class.

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  9. Samuel kelvin

    But for christ sake why must wenger pay so much for reina when he can get enyeama for far less,we all know dat enyeama is the best rite now in africa,whom we also know dat wenger can turn into world class. Please my guys at goonernews help me tell wenger to make us happy.

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  10. Fabregas

    Enyeama no better than aluminium. Maybe we should use arshavin in goal instead.

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  11. WillyG

    all you moaners, almunia and fabianski will be our number one and two keepers cos they’re the best (according to lord wenger).
    So if you don’t like the situation, you’re plastics and can go support the Spuds…

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  12. LASISI OMOTAYO

    fabianski and almunia give me nightmares serious on
    PLS ARSENE WENGER GIVE THE NUMBER ONE TO VICTOR MANONE.

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  13. Scientifik

    I would be surprised to see a new goalie signed this late.
    So it’s up to Almunia or Fabianski to prove us wrong ?!

    Problem really is due to Arsene and Co dithering in the transfer market.
    If they have a transfer target pull out the stops to get him. If Fulham wanted 4 million, then pay it.
    If not have a plan B.

    Be decisive….

    I really wish David Dein was still at Arsenal as he wouldn’t have let Arsene do it his way all the time.

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  14. herd

    fabanski and almunia are both awful, they are the worst goalkeepers in the world

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  15. Armagharsenal

    City would sell hart for 12million!thats half than reina and he is just as good!plus he is home grown! Almunia would b as good as number 2 as any team has! I wish david dien was still there as well!

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  16. Chris

    It’s VITO! Not Victor Mannone! Look just have a little faith in Le Prof, last time i checked he was one of the best managers in the world, so if he thinks that arsenal are ready for the new season then he is the one most qualified to say that. He knows we’ve got to win something this year or he may aswell wave goodbye to all our best players…and if there wasn’t all this drama in the transfer window, it wouldn’t be arsenal…

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  17. kimbono

    almunia has given up himself
    He is so ignorant saying himself he doesnt need to prove ne ting to ne1 i have 2 years left and i am arsenal player WHAT!
    This numpty doesnt giv a damn
    He just wants to RIDE OUT HIS CONTRACT AND EARN HIS WAGES
    Doesnt care about the fans(dnt blame him 4 dat) and winning trophies
    Wenger get him out
    Seriously dont let him mess our title chances up because every1else in the squad wants to win
    And this guy realy dunt care

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  18. ahmag

    sylvestre came in for a year to help his man u teammates and manager
    He spent 8 years at manu and 1 at arsenal just to mess us up it was al plannd
    Thanks a lot sylvertre nw fu*k of u man u scummbag

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  19. DIABLO

    i dont think wenger will by a new keeper if would he done it all ready all those keepers we have link with wenger is too cheap i am not saying that he should go splash out cash like i would love see wenger bying a new keeper we need competition in squad and we dont have that all i can say is that love to see arsenal winning something this season any cup would be great wenger should quit throwing away carling cup and the fa cup

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  20. Fabregas

    whoa, whoa, hold on guys, i have an idea, lets use arshavin as our no.1

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  21. billy

    nah…i think bendtner would be a good keeper since he is useless upfront…he should be the new no.1
    ON A SERIOUS TIP IF U WANT A GOOD KEEPER COME TO AFRICA…

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  22. Sgjdsx.cbncmc

    Arsenal should keep the same goal keeper and if Almunia goes Arsenal should put Manone in the goal so we do not need to useFabianski any more becoz Fabianski is a useless cow and is a faiure.

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  23. sagar

    bullshit, y wud man city make jo hart their number 1???? every 1 knows that shay given is the number 1 keeper in the league!!!!!!

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  24. DIABLO

    seriously yu guys are not taking this serious we need a defender and keeper they are to much rumors going on every day i get up its the same thing nothing will add to the squad yu will ear wenger come out and say they did not find what they were looking for and then he will say the squad is good enough to compete and the first one week or so there is a injury and then all hell a part i love you gunners but every year is the same thing thats why mezut ozil said he wants to play for club that win things i am not say they are good enough come on wenger prove your crictics wrong

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  25. jimbo

    if almunia starts in goal on sunday i’m not watching anymore arsenal games his season!

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  26. Fabregas

    C’mon guys cheerup, i just got a report for an inside source that wenger have made a bid for peter crouch, apparently wenger wanted crouch for our no.1. Maybe use bendtner as backup gk.

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