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Boruc deal to open up Arsenal move for Frey?

Sebastien Frey. Source: Ole Ole FootballBy Jonny Payne

Fiorentina’s deal to sign Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc could now pave the way for Sebastien Frey to move to Arsenal. The Polish shot-stopper, who was also once a reported Arsenal target, has agreed to sign for the Italian club according to SkySports.

An experienced international goalkeeper, Boruc would not settle for a place on the bench at a team without European qualification, meaning that the future of Frey is almost certainly away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Frey had been linked with Arsenal earlier this season following some impressive displays in the Champions League, but rumours surrounding the 30 year-old Frenchman had ceased after he stated his preference to stay in Florence. It now seems as though Frey has either changed his mind or the club are willing to cash in on their somewhat eccentric ‘keeper.

Despite a good run in the Champions League, Fiorentina had a disappointing season domestically finishing in eleventh. Their promising young coach Cesare Prandelli has been appointed Italy national team manager and La Viola have appointed relatively inexperienced manager Sinisa Mihajlovic in his place. Frey may now feel the time has come for a new challenge.

Despite limited appearances for his country, Frey has built a strong reputation as a top-notch goalkeeper during his time in Italy, and if he were available, a number of Europe’s top clubs would be interested. Frey has the experience Arsenal need in between the sticks, the commanding presence our present goalkeepers lack, and he would fit well into an all French-speaking defence. Recent press reports have linked Arsenal with a move for Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer, but Frey could now be the preferred target.

Would Frey be a good signing? Have your say below:



  1. Jason

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Arsenal are about to file charges against Barcelona for excessive tapping of a player

    According to sources Arsenal were collecting evidence till now and were hoping to avoid the situation but after the latest escapade they have left Arsenal with no other choice

  2. kc india amadi

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 am

    ys i think will need him .bc he is very exprnce.
    pls mr wenger get him for de fans.

  3. Barndoor Bendtner

    July 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I had also heard these rumours and think they have actually already been reported to UEFA but there was no action during the world cup.
    Its about time they were given a spanking, but I doubt anyone will do it. A transfer freeze would kill their non-existent cash flow at the moment.

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  5. Francis Jayadurai

    July 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Yes he would be a great addition to the squad. Please get him Mr.Arsene Wenger and do get rid of Almunia & Fabianski.

  6. kolade giwa

    July 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    i would be soo happy if arsenal sign HIM AND SELL THOSE terribble goal keepers we have.

  7. Grimey

    July 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    @ Jason.
    I really hope you are correct. The way Barca have conducted themselves in their pursuit of Cesc is disgraceful. I am certain nothing will be done by UEFA, which I don’t understand. Why even have the laws against tapping up? It’s hard for me to recall a more blatant case of tapping up.

    As for Frey, I would be quite happy. Much rather him than Schwarzer.

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  9. micheal jackson

    July 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    blud get rid of these goalkeepers there so crust…
    get casillas n joe cole is coming arsenal coz hes my cuz

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