Arsenal have joined a number of Premier League clubs in showing an interest in Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy, according to reports.
The Mirror write that Arsenal, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Everton have all shown an interest in Holy, and Gillingham are preparing themselves for the increasingly likely eventuality that they lose the Czech Republic man.
Up until January 2017, Holy was playing in his home country for Sparta Prague. After being released by the club, he joined Gillingham on a two and a half year deal. The goalkeeper made 55 appearances since then, becoming a mainstay in the side, but is now in the final year of his contract. As a result, he could be set to move on.
The goalkeeper is a massive 6ft 9in, significantly taller than anyone currently playing for the Gunners. Only academy goalkeeper Matt Macey comes close, at around 6ft 6in.
In reality, it seems unlikely that Arsenal will sign another goalkeeper this summer. The first team already have Petr Cech, Emi Martinez and Bernd Leno returning from their tour, and David Ospina joining up with the squad after the World Cup. As well as Macey, as mentioned.
Then there’s young Joao Virginia hoping to make the step up when possible, among others in the academy. We’d have to see a few sales before Arsenal brought another keeper in.