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‘This is bizarre’ – Arsenal eyeing transfer deal for 6ft 9 colossus: The verdict



Arsenal are keeping an eye on Gillingham  goalkeeper Tomas Holy, according to The Mirror. 

Gillingham are bracing themselves for an offer from the Premier League side for their Czech stopper.

Having been released by Sparta Prague in January 2017, he made a move to the Gills and made 49 appearances last season. 

Standing at 6ft 9in, the goalkeeper recorded ten clean sheets for a side who finished 17th, only six points above the relegation zone in League One last term.

A near ever-present and a solid record in the third tier has been enough to put the Gunners on alert for the keeper who is highly sought after.

The Mirror are also reporting that a further three Premier League sides are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old.

West Ham, Crystal Palace and Everton are thought to be the other clubs interested in the Czech’s services.

With the League One goalkeeper attracting Premier League interest, would a move to a good signing for the Gunners?

We discuss…

Jay Williams

Standing at 6ft 9in tall, Holy is not going to be troubled with crosses into the box.

But whether he can step up from League One to the Premier League is a different question – there is quite a gap to bridge.

If Petr Cech and David Ospina leave, though, the 26-year-old could be a decent back-up for Bernt Leno at The Emirates.

George Dagless

It’s a bit of a surprise.

He obviously had a good season last year but can he make the big step up?

He’d be number 3, anyway, so would at least have time to adapt.

Sam Rourke 

Let’s be honest, this is bizarre.

The 6ft 9in keeper has been impressive for the Gills, but the step up to the Premier League would be a major transition for him.

If he does join the Gunners, I can’t see him being involved in the first-team at all.

Louie Chandler

It is a very strange one.

You would not expect Holy to overtake either Bernd Leno, Petr Cech or David Ospina in the first team squad.

There’s no mistaking that Holy is a top League One goalkeeper, but I would be surprised if he is good enough to match Arsenal’s ambition.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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