This morning, this should delight Arsenal supporters; the Spanish newspaper Marca is claiming an addition to Arsenal’s transfer dealings, as the Gunners have made an important offer to sign Roberto Jimenez.
The 29 year-old plies his trade for Greek side Olympiacos and Marca is reporting that Arsene wenger wants the goal keeper as his third choice after the veteran Petr Cech and David Ospina.
Jimenez, who was an Atletico Madrid back-up goalkeeper, featured not more than three times throughout his spell with them. However, he featured regularly for the Spanish cadet teams and Athletico B at a younger age. He has equally had spells at Benfica and Zaragoza, yet failing to establish himself at the highest level.
Just recently, the Gunners completed loan moves for Wojech Szczesny and Emi Martinez that saw both goal keepers moved from the Emirates to Roma and Wolves respectively. Martinez was Arsenal’s third choice goalkeeper while with the North Londoners; his loan move apparently means Wenger believes he has a place in the Gunners future and would definitely return in the long run to Arsenal.
Szczesny fell down the selection pecking order of Wenger and it was thought he would remain as back-up following the acquisition of Cech. Alas, his future is now in doubt after his unexpected loan move. It is being speculated that he would not return to the Emirates
With just two goal keepers left at Arsenal, bringing in a third goalkeeper is inevitable. Jimenez has a buyout clause of €6m but it seems too big an amount for a goal keeper that might not feature all season.