Arsenal still searching for competition for Leno

Arsenal add Watford goalkeeper to transfer wish-list by Yash


Arsenal have shown interest in Watford’s shot-stopper Daniel Bachmann, according to The Sun.


It is no secret that the Gunners are on the hunt for a second-choice goalkeeper, who can provide competition to Bernd Leno at present and has the ability to succeed him in the future.


The Gunners have tracked several names across Europe with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Neto and Andre Onana being heavily linked.


However, looking at Ramsdale’s price tag, Neto’s age and Onana’s suspension until November, the club has reportedly set their sights on Watford’s Daniel Bachmann.


Bachmann has been a late bloomer



The 27-year-old played all four of Austria’s European Championship matches and impressed many people with his performances.


As a consequence, Ajax and Arsenal have registered interest in the player, who joined the Hornets in 2017.


Nonetheless, Watford are unwilling to let go of the shot-stopper, especially after they have gained promotion to the Premier League. Thus, it can be a complicated deal for any club to complete.


For the North London outfit, signing Bachmann makes sense as he would cost less than half of what relegated Sheffield United are asking for their 23-year-old goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.


Technical director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta remain determined to sign a homegrown player, to meet the Premier League’s rule of a minimum of eight HG players in any respective squad.


Bachmann helped Austria in reaching the last 16 of Euros, where they gave a tough fight to eventual winners Italy


Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman and Brentford’s David Raya are other homegrown names which have been thrown in the ring in the past few months.


A deal for Raya would be difficult after his club gained promotion last season to the first division. While a deal for Woodman looks more straightforward as both clubs could propose a swap deal for Joe Willock and him.


But that is not something the Gunners are believed to be exploring at the moment as they have been continuously linked to Ramsdale, who made it to England’s Euros squad, which reached the final.


Edu made it clear that academy goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has made the step-up to be the club’s third-choice goalkeeper. That leaves the door open for Runar Alex Runarsson to leave London, just one year after he made the switch to England from France.


Although Ramsdale looks the most likely goalkeeper who will come through the Emirates Stadium door, don’t rule out any unexpected deals, as the club involved here is Arsenal Football Club.


  1. How many errors did Leno make today? Leno should be a second choice keeper. He’s terrible to watch how he distributes the balls. Just a simple back pass can coz mayhem to arsenal Defence. Look at what Bellerin has done a silly back pass. It was meaningless to pass it back. And that is what arsenal back four are doing. Back,back, back passes dominate our play. Defenders want to have many passes than midfielders which very wrong and if Arteta don’t change this it will be another sloppy season. Aubameyang has the same problem has last season. Playing 90 minutes with only one shot? Let’s play academy players are more greedy for winning. These over paid players are just luxury players and will never win anything with them.

  2. tire fire of a situation, as his talk of future pursuits, on the heels of the club wrongly choosing him over you know who, suggests that things will almost assuredly get progressively worse with time…without the fanbase on his side, or at least giving him the benefit of the doubt, should a mistake or two arise, it will be pins and needles all day, every day…this psychological mindf**k, albeit largely self-inflicted, is simply going to snowball as the likelihood of either our manager changing tactics or Leno reinventing his wheel is slim to none

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