Arsenal make improved offer for Schwarzer

By on June 24, 2010

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By Fab4.

Arsenal have made an improved offer of £3.5m for Fulham’s goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, according to the Mirror. The report claims that Schwarzer has been made aware of Arsenal’s interest and he has told manager Roy Hodgson he wants to leave Craven Cottage this summer. It’s believed that Hodgson is now resigned to losing his No.1 keeper and all that’s left is for the two clubs to agree a fee.

Wenger sees the 37-year-old Australian international as the experienced keeper his young squad needs to instill confidence in the back-four, but also not block the progress of Arsenal’s young goalkeepers. Wojciech Szczesny is highly rated at the Emirates and Wenger is grooming the 20-year-old as a future No.1. If the Gunners do land Schwarzer its believed Manuel Almunia will be allowed to leave the club.

Arsenal scouts have watched Schwarzer on several occasions, while Wenger has watched him personally in South Africa. Fulham have already knocked back a £3m bid but it seems Arsenal are determined to get their man.

If the Mirror reports are accurate, I’m not sure how i feel about it all. Scwarzer is certainly better than what we currently have at the club and i like the idea of bringing in an experienced goalkeeper who Szczesny can learn from and eventually take over from in 2-3 years, so in that respect he fits the bill.

But is he that much better than Almunia? Is he going to be the difference next season and help Arsenal end their trophy drought? Is he the world class stopper we’re looking for? I’m not convinced, but i wouldn’t be too disappointed if he did sign.

Would Schwarzer be a good signing for the Gunners? Please leave your opinions below…..

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9 Comments

  1. Paulie

    June 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Why are we putting back in for him when we have the moneyto sign better? I’m really not understanding this at all….

  2. Onyeka ononye

    June 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Just sign him up,i think his good enough.pls don’t miss this opportunity.

  3. Roy

    June 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Mark is a top keeper and a million miles better than Manuel. I’d rather see Julio Cesar (I can dream) but an experienced prem keeper IS what we need. Don’t forget he’s the only keeper to get a player if the month award last season….

  4. maz

    June 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Thomas sorenson looks a good goalkeeper, 31 years old will cost cheaper, hes doing a good job at the world cup for denmark, mark shwarzer at 37 and for £3.5million thats a lot of money!

    • Troy

      June 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      Bet you feel like a right dickhead now.

  5. Wayne Kerr

    June 24, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Not good enuff, I dont rate him and dont want us to sign him.

    Poor show at the World Cup, Made 2 many mistakes and no better then Almunia and Fabianski.

    And at 37 whats the point?

  6. choonhz

    June 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

    He is the kind of player that arsenal need. OLD AND Lots of EXPERIENCE in EPL.. We Should not be worried about crosses coming into our boxes in the future. Lets wait patiently for our young and upcoming keeper to groom into this position in 2 years time and by that time our CB will be experience enough to guide our younger keeper

  7. MOMO

    June 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Did any of you see the Algerian Goalie. MBOHLI RAES. The guy is great;. He was the best Algerian player nad the best goalie of the tournament so far. He is only 23. I also think that he was on trial with United. He was named as the best goalkeeper in the greek championship last year

  8. Roy

    June 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    maz, Still think Sorensens the answer?

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