Manuel Almunia to sit on Eastlands bench instead.
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Manchester City could make a move for Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on loan.
Arsenal goalie could move to Manchester City allowing Shay Given to make his move to Leicester.
Shay Given is clearly in search of first team football, and would have thought to expect to find it at a Premier League club, but it seems that Leicester City are at the front of the queue for his signature.
In that case, Manchester City would need to find a backup option, and with Manuel Almunia down to third choice at Arsenal – with yesterday’s outing against Huddersfield in the Carling Cup more an opportunity to put himself in the shop window than anything – he is believed to be discussing terms with his agent.
Manchester City are of course one of the few clubs able to afford Almunia’s £50,000 per week wages, but would he really swap one bench for another?
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