Arsenal are continuing to trim their squad with Matt Macey joining Hibernian.
It’s all happening at Arsenal in the few days since the transfer window opened, as goalkeeper Matt Macey prepares to join Hibernian with a medical taking place on Wednesday.
The scale of the project facing the Gunners is a considerable one. Trimming the overall squad size is vital in order to build a cleaner, less bloated foundation for the future, with deadwood aplenty.
Mikel Arteta is desperate to bring in the players to reshape the look of his team for a top four push and Europa League glory, but in order to do so he must oversee wholesale changes first.
Sead Kolasinac and William Saliba have both left north London on six-month loan deals, the former expected to have already played his last game for the Gunners. Various others are edging nearer the exit door, among those third-choice goalkeeper Matt Macey.
Out of contract in the summer, the 26-year-old was due see out his deal and leave for free in the summer, plans that have been fast-tracked until January.
As per Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Macey, who has been with Arsenal since 2014, is to undergo a medical with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian on Wednesday. During his time at the Emirates he’s featured just twice for the senior setup, both coming under Arsene Wenger’s tenure, first making his debut in the EFL Cup in October 2017.
The following month he kept a clean sheet as Arsenal drew 0-0 at home with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
The Athletic provide clarification on the type of deal, revealing that it will be a permanent switch.