Gunners monitor Moya
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal are understood to have watched Mallorca goalkeeper Miguel Moya.Arsenal are understood to be monitoring the progress of Mallorca's promising young goalkeeper Miguel Moya.
The 20-year-old has broken through at the Primera outfit this term, establishing himself as the club's number one.
Mallorca moved to sign Sander Westerveld on a season-long loan from Real Sociedad at the start of the campaign to add more experience to their squad, but Moya has seen off the challenge of the former Liverpool man to make the number one jersey his own.
His form has seen him called up to the Spain Under-21 squad despite playing for a team who are battling to avoid relegation from La Primera.
Reports in Spain claim that Arsenal dispatched vice-president David Dein to watch Moya in action last weekend in Mallorca's 2-1 win over Albacete, and suggest The Gunners intend to continue watching the youngster.
Moya has admitted he is flattered by reports of the North Londoners' interest, but insists he is fully focused on helping Mallorca in their battle against relegation.
"It makes me proud that they are looking at me, but my priority is Mallorca and survival," he told AS.
"News like this is not going to distract me, I play with complete concentration. I will give what I it takes for Mallorca to survive.
"I am a Mallorca fan and what would excite me most in the future is a great, strong Mallorca team in La Primera.
"Arsenal are a great team and have two good goalkeepers in (Manuel) Almunia and (Jens) Lehmann, but I would prefer not to make any plans for my future."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already raided the Spanish market successfully for young talent in the past, having brought both Jose Antonio Reyes and Cesc Fabregas to Highbury.