The goalkeeping situation at Arsenal is fairly complicated at the minute but, after last season’s problems, many experts and Arsenal fans feel that Arsene Wenger will be looking to sign a new keeper this summer. But who should it be? There have been rumours linking the Gunners with all sorts of names, but I am going to stick with the two most likely candidates for the job, Julio Cesar and Pepe Reina.
Mannone on his way out!
Arsenal could be set to lose yet another player listed as deadwood this summer with Vito Mannone being lined up by Sunderland as a possible replacement for Simon Mignolet.
Arsenal given hope on goalkeeping target! by AH
With talk of Julio Cesar’s potential move to Arsenal going quiet, it seems to suggest that perhaps talks weren’t as advanced as we may have believed. According to reports Arsenal had agreed personal terms with the QPR goalkeeper and that a fee would soon be agreed. It was believed to be so certain that some bookmakers stopped taking bets on his transfer.
Arsene Wenger is probably going to want to get the Arsenal transfer business done as soon as possible this summer. With a stable squad and team going in to next season high on confidence from the end of the last campaign, and with a decent amount of money to spend this summer, the boss will have high hopes that his Gunners can finally mount a really serious challenge on the Premier League title.
Should Arsenal really be looking at another keeper? by AH
In another strange twist in the Arsenal goalkeeper situation, the club is now reported to have made a bid for Sunderland’s Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet. Mignolet is just about the one hundredth keeper to be linked with the club in the last few weeks.
We don’t know for sure that Arsenal are definitely looking to sign another keeper this summer, but it seems fairly likely, with the problems there have been with Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski over the last few years. I really hope that Arsene Wenger has got a clear idea of who he wants to bring in, even if it is between a few keepers, because according to the media he has about 39 different possibilities.
All of the Arsenal fans love Wojciech Szczesny and most of us think he has the abilty and potential to be one of the best keepers in the world. Up until a few weeks ago, though, his future at Arsenal looked uncertain after his form tailed off dramatically in a season to forget for the Polish international.