Report: Arsenal linked with Legia Warsaw keeper

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According to Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy, Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Legia Warsaw’s young goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki when the transfer window opens in January.

The 19-year-old has made eight appearances in the first team this season keeping six clean sheets. He’s also been a regular for Poland’s under-20s and is expected to be between the sticks for his country when they host the under-20 World Cup next summer.

It’s suggested that Arsenal scouts have been impressed by his progress both domestically and at international level.

Majecki, who is under contract until 2023, has said previously that he’d prefer to nail down a couple of years of first-team football before moving to a bigger club, but the report claims Legia’s poor finances could force them to cash in sooner rather than later.

A compromise would be Arsenal purchasing the player and then loaning him back for the rest of the season. He’d then join up with the Gunners next summer and do his best to challenge for a first-team spot.

We do have a history of signing keepers from Legia; both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski were lured from the Polish capital in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Interest in Majecki comes 24 hours after we reported that French side Rennes could try and lure Emi Martinez to Ligue 1 in January. The Argentine, Unai Emery’s third choice stopper, has made only one appearance this season and is keen to play more football.

Given that Petr Cech is out of contract at the end of the season – and there’s no sign we’re about to renew his deal – it’s likely that we are in the market for a keeper or two. Whether Majecki is a target remains to be seen.

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Pedant
Pedant

Sounds good, especially as we have had good Polish keepers in recent years including Sczc that we should have kept in my opinion (I know the smoking…).

Get him in.

Burlington
Burlington

Yep, still disappointed about this 3(?) years later. I was sure Sczc was our no1 for the next 10-12 years until that incident and given he racked up almost 200 appearances for us by 24 I used to think there was a good chance he could hold the Arsenal appearance record by the time he retired.

Oh well, what could have been eh…

Goontang
Goontang

Another one we should not of let go. Seriously if anything that incident showed how much he cared. Now hes replaced gigi buffon. Ridiculous decision to sell.

GYWE
GYWE

Is he Majecki? Does he wear a Majecki hat?

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Arsenal and Polish keepers…

Richie

That’s what Gerry Peyton said…..

SB Still
SB Still

Keeper or two? Despite Martinez’s possible move away I thought we had a production line of young GKs as well at the academy waiting their chance – Macey and Iliev.

My guess is, it’s a back-up we are looking for.

Richie

Ospina is still our player, he’s fine as a #2.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias

He’s not, hence why he’s on loan

Martin
Martin

He’s not fine even as a no 6. He’s error prone and has no positional sense and no command of his area. I hope we won’t see his like again. Having seen Leno’s weakness at crosses I still think we need a new No 1. Cech to me is still the safest option

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

Question marks about the quality of those guys.
We did have Virginia, who had all the attributes to be our new Chesny, but he opted for Everton in the summer and has already had a few appearances for the first team, I believe.

Fuhgedaboudit
Fuhgedaboudit

Let’s find some way to bring back Szczesny. He’s already proven his ability in the top level. Was a massive mistake to sell him to Juve. Unfortunately, Juventus won’t be as stupid as we were, and let him go. I can still hope for a miracle.

Gearóid Kelly
Gearóid Kelly

Maybe if the Juventus interest in DDG is real.
But with Mourinho gone, he might stay at United now.

Martin
Martin

He was let go for a song which is more annoying. One of the worst mistakes that Wenger made

jon

Arsenal will never play a 19 year old regularly. And who in his right mind would sign as Arsenal’s 4. goalkeeper? On his very best day, he’ll be allowed to watch a match from the bench. Far better to play in Poland, in League One, in Norway, anywhere you actually get to play matches.

Naked cygan
Naked cygan

We need a keeper who is great in every department. Leno, is great with his feet and an excellent shot stopper. But in the air, all season he has been very poor. He got away with a few area challenges this season, but against Southampton his luck ran out.

Martin
Martin

He will cost us more points this season sadly. Cech is still a better all round keeper.

Odin
Odin

If Cech departs, Yan Sommer of gladbach should be priority target. I believe he is affordable as well