Schwarzer ‘medical’ report untrue
Mark Schwazer is no closer to an Arsenal move as of today.
Contrary to an unsubstantial report by a certain blog (which recently claimed Fabianski will be Sunday’s No.1 with Almunia sent to Coventry), the Fulham goalkeeper is not closing in on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
As of now, no agreement whatsoever has been made between the two clubs to grant the player the process of a medical exam.
The Cottagers have reiterated they are yet to receive any renewed approach from Arsenal over Schwarzer since a failed bid in May but new manager Mark Hughes is likely to respect the Australian’s wishes should he force for a move across the capital.
Schwarzer himself has publicly expressed an interest in joining Arsenal, but Wenger is currently considering his available options at the club and is yet to renew his pursuit of the 37-year-old.
When questioned about Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation just over 24 hours ago, Arsene Wenger responded that:
“At the moment it is better for me not to talk about that because it doesn’t help the keepers who play for us, so it is better that we focus on the goalkeepers we have. I believe Almunia had a good game.”
The Gunners boss is believed to be still keen on moving for a new goalkeeper, but to avoid an overload of options, the Frenchman will do so only if any exit for one his shot-stoppers is sorted out.
Almunia has recently been linked with a move to Osasuna and the Spaniard has also stated he will seek a move elsewhere should a new goalkeeper be brought in at his expense.