Arsenal have made an offer for Olympiacos’s goalkeeper, Roberto Jimenez, according to reports.
The 29-year-old, who played 41 times for the Greek team last season, is reported to have a release clause of €6m, which we’re apparently willing to pay in order to bring him to north London.
Last season, Jimenez managed to keep a clean sheet in around half of the matches he featured in, which is about the same ratio as David Ospina.
After Emi Martinez went out on loan to Wolverhampton, the likelihood of us getting another keeper is quite high, considering we now only have Ospina as backup to Petr Cech. That’s obviously assuming that we’re not going to promote one of the youth goalkeepers from our academy.
I’m still somewhat perturbed by us loaning out Wojciech Szczesny to Roma. I’m not entirely sure what the logic behind that was, since I think he would have been a superb backup to Cech, but we shall see.