Arsenal sign stopper starlet

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey

After impressing Arsene Wenger on a short trial, Arsenal have completed the signing of Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Matt Macey, The Metro reports.

Macey, 18, has signed a four-year contract with the Premier League leaders in a deal thought to be worth around £100,000.

It’s believed that Macey also had offers from Everton and a number of Championship sides, but opted to move to Arsenal as he has always had his heart set on a move to The Emirates.

The League Two strugglers tweeted yesterday that the move had been completed, stating: “Goalkeeper Matt Macey has now joined Arsenal #bristolrovers.”

The 6 foot 6 inch shot stopper, who has already played for the Arsenal U-21 side is aiming to be Arsenal’s number one goalkeeper in the future, but the teenager will have to be patient as he will have the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski, Emiliano Viviano and Damian Martinez to get past first.