There have been thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic ever since the Potters snapped up Jack Butland in the January transfer window, opening the door for Begovic to move on to bigger and better things.
There has been many Arsenal rumours this season speculating that Arsene Wenger has been actively searching for a top goalkeeper to give some serious competition for the young Pole Wojciech Szczesny, and this view has been given even more credence since Wenger dropped Szczesny from the Gunners First XI.
One of the many positions that Arsenal are looking to strengthen is the one between the goalposts. Arsene Wenger believes that Wojciech Szczesny needs another quality keeper at the club to push him and get the best out of him. Wenger thinks he is a little too comfortable in his number one role, while also worrying that the reserve keepers are not quite good enough in case Szczesny picks up another injury.
Arsenal have received a clear signal from Birmingham City that they are willing to sell their £6 million rated goalkeeper Jack Butland. The midland team play Leeds United tonight in an FA cup replay, but Butland has been left out of the squad, because the club do not want any p0tential buyer to be put off because he is cup-tied.
A new keeper to challenge the current Arsenal number one, Wojciech Szczesny is one of the transfer targets on Arsene Wenger’s January shopping list. After being linked with a number of older players, such as Pepe Reina from Liverpool, the Prof seems to have gone the other way as he is preparing a bid for the 19-year old stopper from Birmingham City, Jack Butland.
There is loads of Arsenal transfer news about at the moment and it certainly looks like Arsene Wenger is doing his utmost to make the Gunners into a title-challenging side next season. Obviously Santi Cazorla is the big story at the moment, and the Spaniard has passed his medical, agreed a four-year contract at 70k a week, met his new team-mates and everyone is reporting that there is just a simple signature needed from Malaga to make the move official. The problem is that no-one seems to know who is in charge over there any more…….
The 19-year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland has been given the honor of joining the English squad which will travel to the EURO 2012, after Norwich’s goalkeeper Ruddy broke his finger and had to be replaced.
It is being reported this morning that Arsenal are poised to make a £3million bid for the Birmingham youngster Jack Butland. The 19 year-old goalkeeper is currently on loan at Cheltenham and has already played six times for the England U21 side.