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Matt Macey is mulling over a move away from Arsenal, with the Premier League giants expected to bump him down the pecking order again by signing Dijon’s Runar Alex Runarsson, according to Sky Sports.

It is fair to say Macey’s time as the Gunners’ second-choice goalkeeper didn’t last long. A matter of days, in fact.

The 26-year-old academy graduate made a very rare appearance on the Arsenal bench during Saturday’s 3-0 opening day victory over Fulham, stepping up to the matchday squad as Emiliano Martinez closed in on a move to Aston Villa.

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But, rather than put their faith in a shot-stopper who has been on Arsenal’s books since 2013, the London club are reportedly prioritising an outside hire instead of promoting from within.

Iceland international Runarsson should arrive before this weekend’s home clash with West Ham.

DV claim that the 25-year-old former Nordsjaelland ace will sign a five-year deal after a fee of £1.5 million was agreed.

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Who can blame Macey if he decides to bring an end to almost a decade with the three-time Premier League champions?

Closer to 30 than he is 20 these days, it feels like the perfect time for a man given his debut by Arsene Wenger back in 2017 to put down his roots elsewhere after loan spells at Accrington Stanley, Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle.  

Matt Macey – Arsenal (Reuters)

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