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Schwarzer on Arsenal transfer: “I need it to happen!”

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Written by Fab4.

Arsenal target Mark Schwarzer has spoken of his desire to leave Fulham and move to the Emirates this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Schwarzer heavily during this transfer window and had a £2m bid turned down several weeks ago.

Arsene Wenger was put off by Fulham’s £4m asking price but the 37-year-old goalkeeper has his heart set on the move and is due to hold talks with Mark Hughes when he returns from international duty with Australia. Schwarzer has even rescheduled his flight back to the UK from Slovenia to meet with Hughes and will make it clear he wants to move to Arsenal.

“I need it to happen,” Schwarzer told the Australian Daily Telegraph. “I’ve had a couple of chats with Mark. It’s delicately poised. Who wouldn’t be keen to go to Arsenal?

“At this stage in my career it’s an amazing opportunity to play at that level and one I really want to take. Only time will tell whether that happens or not.”

Despite his eagerness to join the Gunners, Schwarzer has denied he will refuse to play this weekend for Fulham against Bolton, but revealed he may miss the game through injury.

“I have never sat out a game [to prove a point] and never would,” Schwarzer said. “But it needs to be resolved sooner rather than later. I’m not sure whether I’ll play [for Fulham] on the weekend. I’ve got a few little injury problems but we’ll have to wait and see how I pull up when I return to London.”

So the ‘Schwarzer to Arsenal’ transfer gathers pace and it seems highly likely this one will go through shortly. So far, Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-wood has confirmed a £2m bid was rejected so we know our interest is concrete, now the player himself has expressed his desire to join, plus the fact we are hardly talking about a huge transfer fee here….it’s £2-£4m, so a compromise at around £3m seems a sensible solution.

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