With back-up goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s contract at Arsenal expiring and the Polish stopper leaving the club on a free transfer, the Gunners are in need of a readymade replacement.
The North London side has consistently been linked with a move for Cardiff’s David Marshall, with The Telegraph today stating that a £15 million bid is in the offing.
The Scottish custodian was one of few bright sparks in the Welsh club’s solitary campaign in the top flight, with relegation coming at the end of a disappointing season.
Marshall pulled out some excellent saves consistently for the side, keeping his team in tight games and limiting the damage when Cardiff were getting beat.
There is absolutely no doubting that Marshall is more than good enough to play in the Premier League and with some additional coaching could be one of the division’s best.
However, with Wojciech Szczesny as the Gunners’ number one, is paying so much money for a player that is likely to be predominantly on the bench a good idea?
It would be unlike the usually frugal Wenger to overspend, and as such if this report has any truth in it there could well be a change between the sticks for Arsenal next season.
With the Polish goalkeeper repeatedly having question marks over whether he should be the number one at the club, spending so much money on Marshall could be an indication that he is being brought to the Emirates to be first choice.