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Lazio’s Goalkeeper Federico Marchetti Rules Out a Move to Arsenal

Posted on July 06, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Following reports of Arsenal enquiring for Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti this summer, the 30-year old has played down any interest.

‘I know nothing about Arsenal. I’m having a holiday and only thinking about relaxing.’

After signing for Lazio in 2011, the Italian international has since established himself as a consistent goalkeeper in Serie A. Arsenal approached the veteran a number of years ago when Marchetti was at Cagliari – a bid of £5.5M was said to have been turned down.

During his time in Italy, he’s represented his country on nine occasions. While making 47 appearances in all competitions for Lazio this season, he led his side to the 2013 Coppa Italia.

Marchetti has been linked with a number of other European sides this summer, but is keen on extending his stay with the Biancocelesti – as he’s enjoying his best form of his career.

Many have even tipped the 30-year old to replace long-serving Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for his nation.

While no formal approach has been made by Arsenal, their manager Arsene Wenger is keen on finding a goalkeeper as cover, and potentially competition. QPR’s Julio Cesar is still in the mix for the Gunners, but the deal is yet to materialise.

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  1. Bako Yila says:

    I think arsenal will not even sign him in the first place. He’s quite expensive.

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