Hibernian are reportedly set to solve their current goalkeeping problem with the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey.

It’s widely reported that the player is set to join the Easter Road club and is set to have a medical later today. As yet, there is no indication if the move is a loan or a permanent one.

In a goalkeeping crisis

The signing of Macey would be a big help for the Easter Road club, who seem to be in a bit of a goalkeeping crisis at the moment.

Arsenal FC - Press Conference And Training Session

Matt Macey makes a save during an Arsenal training session (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ofir Marciano is currently injured, whilst recent number two goalkeeper Dillon Barnes has been recalled by QPR. At the moment the only fit goalkeeper on the books is coach Craig Samson.


Debut could be against Celtic

However, that would change with the arrival of Macey. Should Macey join Hibernian, then he could have a very interesting debut. His first game could be against Celtic on Monday night.

That game is live on television, and would certainly be a high-profile debut for the player. In his time at Arsenal, Macey has struggled to breakthrough into the first-team. He has spent time on loan at the likes of Accrington Stanley, Plymouth and Luton.

Arsenal Training Session

Matt Macey of Arsenal is reportedly close to joining Hibernian (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

At 28-years-old, time is still on his side. Although perhaps he wants first-team football sooner rather than later. Macey could get that should he complete the move to Hibernian.

The Easter Road club will want to get the deal done soon to have Macey ready to take on Celtic. Perhaps he will have a debut to remember.

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