Emirates boss believes he will get his man before the transfer window closes.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that Mark Schwarzer will come to Arsenal ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
The emergence of David Stockdale at Fulham means manager Mark Hughes has a ready-made replacement and if Arsenal increase their offer by £500,000 to £2.5m, Fulham look certain to relent.
Schwarzer has made it clear he wants to take the opportunity to play Champions League football so late in his career.
His arrival will mean either Lucasz Fabianski or Manuel Almunia will be allowed to leave Arsenal, possibly on loan. (Tribalfootball.com)
This long running saga can’t have that much longer to go. The good form of Fulham keeper David Stockdale may well also be the clinching factor in Mark Hughes decision to relent on his decision to not sell the Aussie veteran. Manuel Almunia hasn’t had a bad season thus far but he still does not have the confidence of Arsene Wenger and perhaps even his own back four.
An increased bid may be all it takes to see the Craven Cottage boss save face by stating that the north London club have met his valuation of the 37 year old goalie. Mark Schwarzer has stated his desire to make such a move and he probably realises that this is very much the last big deal he may seal in his long career.