I may get this all wrong. Horribly wrong. More wrong than wrong itself but I'm hoping that the goalkeeping situation at Manchester City will benefit Arsenal.
Our former stopper Stuart Taylor has re-signed for Manchester City just 9 days after being released from them.
Of course at City Taylor is only a back-up keeper but the question is to whom?
Neither Joe Hart or Shay Given will be happy getting splinters in their arse by sitting on the bench.
So surely one of them has to leave and find pastures new?
Like most people I've suggester either Hart or Given would be great between the sticks for Arsenal. Fuck, even Krusty the clown would be better in goal for us than what we currently have.
Who is more likely to be available though?
I think Shay Given.
Joe Hart is ready to take the England number one shirt AND Manchester City's. He is the up and coming keeper whereas Given is coming to the twilight of his career (which is perfect for Arsenal).
It seems Arsene Wenger wants a keeper for the short-term, a couple of years or so, because he really rates that young Polish geezer we sent on loan to Brentford last season and won't want to block his progression to the first team.
Targeting Fulham's Mark Schwarzer indicates this.
I'd rather Given over Schwarzer any day. Or night. Or week. Or month. Or year.
Given would be ideal for Arsenal. A top-class keeper at the pinnacle of his career and I'm sure he would jump at the chance of joining us.
I've read somewhere before that he wanted to join us when leaving Newcastle United but Wenger squabbled over £3.40 or something.
I'm sure he would be cheaper than that now.
As I've said, I maybe wrong on this. I might have added 1 + 1 and got 3. Mathematics has never been my strong point but surely this could happen?!
Keep it Goonerish...........