Star ready to move on
Manuel Almunia has confirmed he will leave Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer but would like to stay in England.
Almunia has slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and he was always expected to leave at the end of the season as Arsene Wenger looks to clear the decks.
The Spanish stopper has made 175 appearances for the Gunners but is nowhere near the first team these days as Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski are ahead of him.
Almunia has the blessing of Wenger to leave on a free and is now hoping to find another Premier League club, preferably in London, as he is now settled in England.
"I'm looking for a nice move next season," Almunia told Sky Sports News. "I want to start a new episode of my life.
"It's a very respectful relationship (with Wenger) and now I'm free, I can do what I like and he's happy with my work at Arsenal for ideas.
"I have got lazy to move too far, because life here in London is fantastic and I hope I can have a club to go to next season so I can stay."