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Matt Macey joins Plymouth Argyle on loan

Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation gets a little clearer

Arsenal v Norwich City - Carabao Cup Fourth Round Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Matt Macey, who was Arsenal’s third-choice goalkeeper last season, will spend the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Plymouth Argyle. Macey played twice last season, once in the Europa League and once in the Carabao Cup, and was on the bench a number of times. Macey, 23, has played twice for Arsenal, and seventeen times for Accrington Stanley and Luton Town while on loan, impressing while at Luton in League Two, but is at the age where he really needs to get match experience.

At Plymouth Argyle, a League One side, Macey replaces Harry Burgoyne, a loanee from Wolves who had recently broken his ankle. Kyle Letheren and 18-year old Michael Cooper will fight with Macey to be Argyle’s first choice keeper, with Luke McCormick, Argyle’s number one last season, having left for Swindon Town.

With Macey out of the picture and David Ospina linked with a move away from the club, one can expect either Emiliano Martinez, who played 45 minutes against Boreham Wood and 45 minutes against PSG, or Deyan Iliev, who recently signed a new contract, to be Arsenal’s third-choice goalkeeper for the upcoming season.