HIBS are set to seal the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey in order to alleviate their goalkeeping crisis. 

Macey, 26, has agreed to depart the Emirates by mutual consent in search of first-team football following more than seven years with the London giants. 

He will immediately pen a contract with the Hibees until the end of the season to compete with Ofir Marciano for the number one spot at Easter Road, with previous back-up Dillon Barnes having recently returned to QPR. 

Macey is expected to arrive at Hibs’ East Lothian training centre in the next 24 hours to undergo his medical and complete the formalities of the switch. 

The 6ft6ins stopper will go straight into Jack Ross’ squad for Monday evening’s encounter against Celtic and, should Marciano fail to recover from the calf injury that has sidelined him for their last three games, will make a stunning debut. 

Macey joined Arsenal from Bristol Rovers for £125,000 in 2013 but made just two senior appearances for the club, against Red Star Belgrade and Norwich in 2017. 

He was, however, a regular during loan stints with Accrington Stanley, Luton and Plymouth. 

Hibs are also considering recalling Kevin Dabrowski from his loan with Dumbarton in what would be a hammer-blow for the Sons. 

The Polish youngster has been a stand-out for the League One outfit this term, making 12 appearances and earning rave reviews for his displays. 

Hibs had been keen for Dabrowski to see out the season at the Rock but may now prioritise having additional cover for the senior side, having been forced to name goalkeeping coach Craig Samson on the bench in their last three games. 

Paddy Martin, another fine prospect between the sticks, will remain on loan at Stenhousemuir.