Cardiff City have turned down the Gunners’ bid, with owner Vincent Tan holding out for £15million for the 29-year-old. Marshall was the Bluebirds’ star performer last season, as the club left the Premier League after just one season.
Arsenal only have one goalkeeper in the ranks, after the departures of Lukasz Fabianksi and Emiliano Viviano. And Frenchman Arsene Wenger has turned to Marshall to rival Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates next season. The Scottish ‘keeper would most likely be the number 2 at Arsenal, but would be expected to push the Pole for the number 1 place in the team.
Scotland teammate Shaun Maloney isn’t surprised that Marshall is wanted by Premier League clubs, but believes the Cardiff shot stopper will remain focused on getting the club back to England’s top flight:
“I can’t see David getting carried away by the speculation. I know he’s happy at Cardiff and can’t imagine him acting in a way that would upset his club.” said the midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to stay on as Cardiff boss, despite failing to keep the club in the Premier League. Meanwhile Vincent Tan has made no further comment on the fan’s desire to revert the club’s home kit colour back to blue.