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Report: Arsenal player set for medical today ahead of loan switch, contract expires this summer

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Report: Arsenal player set for medical today ahead of loan switch, contract expires this summer

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey is reportedly set to undergo a medical today ahead of a loan move to Hibernian, according to The Scotsman.

The 26-year-old has been on the Gunners’ books since October 2013, when he joined the academy from Bristol Rovers.

Macey has made just two competitive appearances for Arsenal, both of them in 2017-18 – a 0-0 draw with Red Star in the Europa League and a League Cup fourth-round AET win over Norwich.

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The 6ft 7in ace has also been out on loan three times over the years – at Accrington Stanley, Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle.

In September, Macey told The Telegraph how he was looking to leave Arsenal and forge his own path as a first-choice player.

“For me it is all about playing regular football again,” he said.


“My focus is to go and find games wherever I can. The club are keen for me to go and play and be successful, wherever that may be and whether that is on a loan or a permanent deal.”

And according to The Scotsman, Macey will undergo a medical at Hibs today ahead of linking up with the Scottish Premiership side for the remainder of the season.

Macey’s contract expires in June this year, as per Transfermarkt.

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Given Macey has been at Arsenal for over seven years and has just two first-team appearances to his name, not to mention he remains third choice after Alex Runarsson’s arrival last year, it’s understandable that he’s now looking to move on.

While the move is believed to be a season-long loan, the fact his contract expires in the summer – not to mention his lack of game time and desire to carve out a career as first-choice – means we’ve probably seen the last of him at the Emirates.

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