Arsenal to swoop for £4 million United ace

Arsenal are to make a £4 million bid for Newcastle United keeper Shay Given. The Ireland international is said to be considering his options at St James' Park after yet another season without silverware. (news of the world)

Given, 32, has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past after he publicly admitted he may look for a move away from Newcastle because he wanted to win silverware. That hasn't happened and in my view isn't likely to happen anytime soon so it wouldn't surprise me at all if Arsene Wenger manages to sign Given for as little as £4 million.

I personally feel Given is one of the best keepers in the Premier league. He is an amazing shot stopper and for such a small player he still manages to keep most shots out. I think Keegan would be sad to see Given go but I feel he can't get in the way of Given anymore.



  1. scottpuffin said,

    Given would be a good signing. Wouldn't pay more than £5m for him, but for £3.5m in this day and age, seems like a bargain. Plus, he's still relatively young for a keeper.

    on 2:57 p.m.