Hibernian have been strongly linked with a move to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey in the last 24 hours.

Macey has been at the London club for seven years, but may agree to cancel his contract ahead of a potential move to the Easter Road club. Hibernian have had goalkeeping issues recently, with Ofir Marciano out injured and Dillon Barnes returning to QPR.

They have attempted to solve those by recalling Kevin Dabrowski from Dumbarton, and the potential deal to sign Macey.

Could feature against Champions

Should Macey sign for Hibernian, he could make his debut against Celtic on Monday night. One player who thinks Macey would thrive in that situation is former Plymouth teammate Jamie Ness.

Arsenal FC - Press Conference And Training Session

Matt Macey looks set to join Hibernian (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

He thinks the 26-year-old would handle the situation well.


“It’s a big game to go into and if he does go in and play I’m sure he’ll be fine. His height is his biggest attribute, he’s a commanding figure. He fills the goal, but he’s a very good shot-stopper” he said (Daily Record).

“He’s switched on”

“You don’t spend as long at a club like Arsenal as Matt has if you don’t have good qualities, but he’s been second and third choice so this is a good opportunity for him to get some games. He’s switched on, intelligent, and he reads the game well” Ness concluded.

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Matt Macey could play against Celtic on Monday (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It would be a big game for Macey to make his debut in for sure. However, Ness is confident that he would handle the situation. You have to imagine that Hibernian boss Jack Ross would be comfortable playing the player at Celtic Park too.

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