Arsenal are claimed to be in advanced talks to sign Switzerland international goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
The shotstopper featured in all six matches for the Swiss in World Cup 2018 in Russia, impressing between the sticks for his side, and most impressively keeping the Brazilians to only one goal in their 1-1 draw in the group stages, helping his side to reach the knockout rounds.
Sommer could now find himself sealing a move to the Premier League with Arsenal said to have entered advanced talks over a move from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. Interestingly the Gunners have already moved to bring in Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.
The duo were both playing first team football in the Bundesliga last season, while Petr Cech predominantly kept David Ospina limited to cup and Europa League outings, and the two new keepers could now have to battle it out for a first team role, with the former Czech international linked with an exit alongside the Colombian.
Arsenal have already splashed out a fee reported to be around the £19-22 Million mark on Leno, although Sommer is likely to cost in excess of that amount.
It will remain to be seen who will be expected to start the campaign between the sticks if rumours prove to be true about Cech and Ospina’s probable departures.
If rumours do prove to be true, I just hope that Emery isn’t trying too hard to rid himself of ‘Arsene Wenger’s players’, and make a costly mistake by shipping out experienced players who could be vital to the squad.
Would it be silly to allow Petr Cech to leave because of his leadership qualities and experience? What other players must be kept due to their importance in the dressing room?