Arsenal among the teams tracking Championship goalkeeper

Arsenal has been named by Sun Sports as one of the teams tracking impressive QPR goalkeeper, Seny Dieng.

The 26-year-old has been one of the London side’s best players this season and clubs in England’s top-flight want to sign him.

The report says that the Gunners are competing with Leeds United and Crystal Palace for his signature.

Arsenal signed a backup goalkeeper to Bernd Leno in the summer when they moved for Runar Alex Runarsson.

They had sold Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa in the same transfer window after the Argentinean’s impressive showing for them during Project Restart.

While Martinez shines at Villa as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, Runarsson has played in just cup games for the Gunners and he has been far from convincing.

The Iceland international is the only serious competition that Bernd Leno has at the moment and he doesn’t look like a goalkeeper that would push the German for a first-team place.

Dieng, on the other hand, has been the first choice at QPR this season and he has already played in 20 Championship games for them.

They aren’t having the best of seasons, but his performances have been something for their fans to be happy about.

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9 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    The QPR fans aren’t happy about this, as well as news of Tim Sherwood being lined up to replace Warburton 😳

    OT.. Saliba is joining Nice on loan. No option to buy, Arsenal still very much see him as part of their future. (Charles Watts)

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Matt Ryan is out of favour at Brighton and Hove Albion. Wouldn’t he be a viable option as a back up keeper, who would vie with Leno for number 1?

    2. Vinod says:

      Charles Watts – the one and only one reporter worth following. Genuine news, genuine analysis and above all through and through Arsenal man.

  2. Grandad says:

    Dieng is a very impressive keeper but whether he would move to Arsenal purely as a back up for Leno is debatable.Money talks of course and from what I have seen of him he would certainly be a huge upgrade on Runnerson, who seems to have been a “panic buy”.

    1. Sean M says:

      Agreed. At least a cheap panic buy this time. Much more likely we’ll go for a young keeper without expectations of being no. 1 in the short term.

  3. Loose Cannon says:

    Would prefer Alban Lafonte, tall, young, good reflexes and plays as a starting goalie, would jump at an opportunity to play for us.

    1. Sid says:

      Heard of him. He was a hot prospect in the French Ligue was he not? I thought he would be expensive based on his reviews a few years ago. Is he cheaper now, Mr. Loose Cannon?

  4. jon fox says:

    I know little about him but we certainly need a reliable deputy keeper and plainly Runarsson does NOT fit that description.

  5. Stan Adams says:

    Martinez was a good loyal player at Afc for many years and he deserved his chance at regular first team football,Afc needed the money and we had Leno who is as good as Martinez so i can understand why he went.
    The big worry is his replacement who was shocking against Man City that is possibly a problem ?

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