Arsenal are set to offload Matt Macey after his disappointing stint at Plymouth.
It seems like Unai Emery will be losing all 4 of his backup goalkeepers this summer as Petr Cech is retiring, David Ospina’s move to Napoli is all but announced and the pair of Dejan Iliev and Macey could be released or sold. All of this in a single window.
According to Football London, higher-ups at the Emirates do not see a need for the Englishman’s services anymore and will consequently be told to move on.
The shotstopper was sent to Plymouth on loan a year ago but despite making a dream start to his loan spell, it all went downhill from there. The Arsenal loanee started every single league match for Plymouth for months until his poor form left him demoted to a bench role.
However, soon he got a second crack when he came on after fellow Plymouth goalkeeper sustained an injury. But quickly showed why he fell below in the pecking order as he conceded a goal in just 10 minutes.
Despite conceding 70 goals in 38 appearances, Macey remained one of the few better performers during a wretched season. But that apparently is not enough to earn him his stay at Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Bernd Leno will be the new No. 1 at the Emirates after a very impressive season. Though his cleansheet record contradicts that, the fact that the German made over 100 saves last season whilst playing behind a very, very leaky defense is testament to his quality.
On the other hand, Emi Martinez is tipped for the role of Leno’s second in command for the goalkeeping position but at the same time said to be on the look out for first-team action at all costs. The Argentinian had a stellar stint at Reading, earning him one of the Reading Player of the Year nominations. Additionally, Markus Schubert is close to signing for the Gunners on a free transfer from Dynamo Dresden, as per the Independent.