Time is up for clanger prone Emirates keeper.
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Arsene Wenger has revealed Manuel Almunia could leave the Emirates in January with teams from Spain interested in the goalkeeper.
Almunia has not played for the Gunners since September after a series of high-profile errors saw him lose his place to Lukasz Fabianski.
The Spaniard, who joined from Celta Vigo in 2004, has also had competition from Polish youngster Wojciech Szczesny and interest has materialised from Almunia’s homeland.
“Manuel Almunia is a case I will treat with him. It’s up to him [whether he stays],” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“There has been interest from Spain but it’s difficult to give a percentage over whether he’ll stay or not.
“It’s never easy [to be out of the team] but that’s part of our job.” (Sky Sports)
Manuel Almunia has almost certainly played his last game for Arsenal and after a catalogue of errors during his six years at the north London club the Spaniard can not be surprised. The 33 year old had been Arsene Wenger’s first choice keeper when the season started despite some real clangers last term and this season started with the keeper making yet more errors and the home defeat to West Brom was the straw that broke the metaphorical camel’s back.
The likes of Malaga and Real Mallorca are ready to stump up the £3m that Arsenal want for Almunia and perhaps a move back to his homeland will reignite his career.
And to think, for some time many Englishmen were hoping that the Pamplona born goalie would get a call up to the England national team?!
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