SPAL goalkeeper Alfred Gomis has admitted he’s a childhood fan of Arsenal and would love to play for the club in the future.
25-year-old Gomis currently plays in Serie A, having joined SPAL in 2017. In fact, the goalkeeper has spent his entire senior career in Italy, coming through the youth ranks with Torino and joining six different clubs on loan. Eventually, he made one of those moves permanent, when SPAL activated their option-to-buy this summer.
Quotes emerging from the country this weekend, in Gazzetta dello Sport, suggest he’d like a move to North London.
“My future? My wish would be Arsenal,” Gomis said. “I’ve loved the English team since I was a kid.”
The goalkeeper helped SPAL to a clean sheet against AS Roma on Saturday, though he only played the latter stages of the match after replacing Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who was sent off. It was Gomis’ fifth clean sheet in 10 club matches, not bad considering the stature of his team.
The 6’5″ number one has started to get into the Senegal national team as well recently, starting their last three games and keeping another two clean sheets over the recent international break.
Still, he’ll have to keep these performances up consistently if he wants a move to Arsenal. The Gunners might have a spot opening up, with Petr Cech turning 37 and out of contract at the end of the season, but they’re unlikely to use it on a goalkeeper playing for a smaller Serie A side unless he’s really had an amazing season. Let’s see if he can keep his good form going.