Australian veteran will NOT be moving to the Emirates.
Arsenal have finished their business in the transfer window – as far as signings are concerned – after Fulham confirmed to Sky Sports News that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is staying at Craven Cottage.
The Gunners have been widely expected to bring in a replacement for first-choice shot-stopper Manuel Almunia, as neither Lukasz Fabianski nor Vito Mannone have been able to step up to snatch the No 1 spot from the former Celta Vigo ‘keeper.
Fulham manager Mark Hughes would have been in serious trouble if he were to allow Schwarzer to make a move without finding a replacement, as the ageing ‘keeper’s understudy, David Stockdale, is sidelined for a few weeks due to ankle ligament damage. (GoonerTalk)
So there you have it. Arsene Wenger will now have to look elsewhere or settle with Manuel Almunia as his first choice keeper. The Spaniard dropped some major clangers last term but has looked relatively solid this season so perhaps the Arsenal boss will call it quits and stick with his current goalkeeping options?