Hibs have signed goalkeeper Matt Macey from Arsenal on a deal until the end of the season.

With number one Ofir Marciano injured and back-up Dillon Barnes recalled by QPR, Jack Ross needed strength in depth between the sticks. He’s moved to get that with Macey, who joins from Arsenal on a short-term deal. This follows news that Kevin Dabrowski has been recalled from his loan spell at Dumbarton.

Arsenal Training Session

Macey is a Hibee. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ross said: “We are delighted to be able to bring a goalkeeper of Matt’s calibre to the club and I’m looking forward to seeing him challenge Ofir and Kevin for a place in the team.

“It provides us with real strength in depth in the goalkeeping department as we build towards the second half of the season.”

An Arsenal statement reads: “The 26-year-old joined us in October 2013 from Bristol Rovers, where he had been involved in their first-team squad at the age of 17.

Arsenal FC - Press Conference And Training Session

Moving to pastures new. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“During his career with us, Matt made two first team appearances, both in the 2017/18 season. The first was in a 2-1 win over Norwich City in the EFL Cup, before the second came in a 0-0 home draw against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

 

“During the past two seasons, Matt has been a regular in the first team matchday squad. After last season’s restart and following Bernd Leno’s injury, he was on the bench for every Premier League and Emirates FA Cup match, collecting a winners’ medal as part of the matchday squad for the final win over Chelsea at Wembley in August.

“From everyone at Arsenal, we would like to thank Matt for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the next chapter in his career with Hibernian.”

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