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Arsenal Set To Table £6m Bid For Impressive Stopper – Report
Arsenal are set to table a £6m offer for Cardiff’s highly-rated goalkeeper David Marshall, according to reports today.
Lukasz Fabianski is almost certain to leave the club after turning down our latest contract offer and he’s now set to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next month.
Emiliano Viviano will also return to Italy after his loan spell from Palermo leaving Wojciech Szczesny as our only recognised senior goalkeeper, meaning Arsene Wenger is on the market for at least one new goalkeeper this summer.
Several names have been linked with a move to the Emirates but now it seems the boss is ready to make his move with the Irish Mirror reporting that we’ll test Cardiff’s resolve with a £6m bid for Marshall this summer.
Marshall was a stand-out performer in a poor Cardiff side last season and his heroics between the sticks ensured their relegation to the Championship wasn’t sealed a lot sooner than it eventually was.
The 29-year-old Scot was many pundits tip to make the PFA Team of the Year and it’s going to be extremely difficult for the Welsh outfit to hang on to the highly-rated stopper this summer.
Whether £6m will be enough to persuade them to cash in remains to be seen but it seems like a fair offer to me. I’d happily see Marshall come in as Szczesny’s understudy for next season but I’m not convinced he’d be content at playing second fiddle at this stage of his career.