Arsenal wish to signal a brand new goalkeeper within the switch window, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
Having offered Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa in September in a reported £20million deal, the Gunners have gone by way of the season with Bernd Leno and Alex Runarsson, signed from Dijon final yr, as their senior keepers.
Runarsson has made 4 appearances within the Europa League and only one in home competitors, within the EFL Cup in opposition to Manchester Metropolis, when he made two errors in a 4-1 defeat at Emirates Stadium in December.
The Iceland worldwide could possibly be allowed to depart on mortgage this month as Arteta explores choices to bolster the place, with third-choice Matt Macey having now joined Hibernian.
“We’re assessing the scenario with the three positions on the goalkeeping space and we’ll discover a totally different resolution, in all probability on this window,” Arteta mentioned on Monday.
“We’re assessing what’s going to occur with the three positions, the discussions we had in the summertime throughout the membership are a bit bit totally different to what truly occurred due to the switch window and the scenario that developed with Emi.
“We did not have a lot time to do what we actually wished to do and we determined to evaluate the scenario on this window, which is what we are attempting to do and we’ll decide on how we wish to transfer ahead in these three positions.”
Arteta remains to be ready for information on the way forward for Mesut Ozil, who is anticipated to depart the Gunners this month, with Fenerbahce and MLS facet DC United most closely linked.
“My understanding is that nothing has modified from the final press convention,” he mentioned. “[Technical director] Edu and the membership are having some conversations in regards to the close to future and the long-term future and after we know one thing, we’ll announce it.
“It is all the time tough to deal with this case when you’re not noted of the squad. It has been tough for everyone to have gamers who weren’t within the squad – it wasn’t solely him – since you want them motivated, coaching nicely and being a part of what we are attempting to do they usually do not feel like they will contribute to that. It is all the time tough. We have now tried to handle that in the very best manner.”
Arteta, who was not keen to debate rumours linking the membership with Diego Costa and Emiliano Buendia, hopes to have Thomas Partey totally match for Thursday’s Premier League conflict with Crystal Palace.
The Gunners boss is awaiting additional updates on Gabriel Martinelli, who had a scan on an ankle drawback on Monday.
“We do not understand how unhealthy he’s,” he mentioned of the striker. “He is getting a scan this morning. We did not take care of the sport [a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in the FA Cup] as a result of he was in lots of ache however yesterday he examined it a bit bit higher, so let’s hope. We have now a scan as we speak so let’s hope it is not as severe and we will have Gabi again actually quickly.”