According to Sky Sports, Mark Schwarzer has turned in a transfer request in order to force Mark Hughes into giving him up and allowing him to move to Arsenal. I know Schwarzer isn't the sexiest keeper in the game but he's pretty darned solid. He'd give us at least a couple seasons before he had to retire and from what I hear he's a pretty good leader and good in the dressing room. So hopefully, he gets here sooner than later even though like the rest of our squad he's carrying a small injury. The fact that Almunia has played so little in the preseason has me believing he's probably on his way out. Being the most senior keeper we have and probably still our best, seeing Flappy Fabianski getting all the playing time makes me wonder.