When the news of Fabianski’s move to Swansea City emanated, we just knew that arsenal had lost a gem, whom his heroics greatly contributed to arsenal winning the English FA cup in the just concluded season.
Not wanting to cry over spilt milk, Arsenal are obviously scouting for a goalkeeper in the transfer market and following the path quite inimitable to Arsenal manager – Arsene Wenger, you would know that he’s out for an affordable but top-notch goalkeeper and reports making the rounds suggests that arsenal are tracking quite a handful of goalkeepers with Spanish and Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas being said to be the prime target.
Personally, I don’t think the deal would go through because his journalist girlfriend Sara Carbonero wouldn’t want to leave Madrid – a city she greatly loves to England where she’s at loggerheads with the press, who accused her of distracting Casillas during the 2010 world cup game against Switzerland which resulted to the swiss epic victory.
However, Wenger could go for Nigeria’s 1st choice goalkeeper who is currently engaged in the 2014 World Cup campaign where he has kept 2 consecutive clean sheets, a feat only equaled by Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa. The 31-year-old who joined Lille of France in 2011 has always loved to play for arsenal and was reported to have been gutted when Wenger snubbed him after an impressive individual performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The shot stopper who is also a specialist in the art of stopping penalties went on to keep 11 consecutive clean sheets in the 2013-2014 season totaling about 1062 minutes without picking the ball from the onion bag, which earned him the much deserted 2014 Marc-Vivien Foe award for the best African player in Ligue1. He could be the much needed competition for Wojciech Szczesny.
A title winning team is built on a mean defence and a stingy goalkeeper (Manuel Neuer), and with this Nigerian safe hands Arsenal could win the Epl next season. COYG