Arsenal manager hailed his goalkeeper but is the shot-stopper in pole position or does he pale in comparison to Chelsea, Liverpool and Southampton stars?
On January 21 2013, what were the stories making the headlines as the end of the January transfer window came into sight? Including stories from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Xabi Alonso is more important to Real Madrid than many may realise.
Serie A strugglers Livorno have replaced Attilio Perotti as coach after a chaotic eight-day spell and brought in Domenico Di Carlo.
Amid tensions over rising numbers of foreign workers in Singapore, a survey has revealed domestic firms will focus on hiring locals in 2014.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Norwich City feature
Santiago Vergini completes move to Stadium of Light, Ignacio Scocco move seems unlikely plus Danny Graham targeted by Championship clubs.
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has been offered a potentially very lucrative contract by Thai club PTT Rayong.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa remains without a sponsor despite enjoying a wonderful season.
Wayne Rooney could be in line for his first appearance since Boxing Day.