A number of other clubs have been reported to be keeping tabs on the 30-year-old and he concedes he may one day consider his options. However, he is fully committed to the club at the present time, saying: "I am very happy with Wigan, but you never know in football. "I am with Wigan today, but tomorrow you never know. Right now I'm concentrating on my job with Wigan, and I am so happy there." Al Habsi's immediate focus is on the clash with Ireland and he will be hoping to keep a clean sheet for Oman at Craven Cottage.
One of the players lining up against him will be Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, and Al Habsi is backing his club-mate to go from strength to strength. Al-Habsi said: "He is a young, very talented player. "He is the most important player for us in Wigan. He is super fit. "You can see that when he plays for Wigan he makes a big difference in the team. "For him to reach this level and appear with the national team is something brilliant for him."