Leno replacement eyed but appeal could hamper signing

Arsenal are claimed to have reignited their interest in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

The shotstopper is currently banned from playing, after testing positive for a substance called Furosemide, which was found in his urine sample.

Onana claims that he had taken his wife’s medication accidentally as his reasoning behind the substance being in his system, and is appealing against the ban.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to hear his case in June, with a decision expected within that same month, but the Gunners will not pursue a deal unless the ban, which is due to end next February, can be overturned.

Goal claims that the player’s lawyers could possibly decide to reduce his ban to eight months, which could open the door for a move this summer, although the he would still be unavailable for action until October.

The same publication claimed that our club’s interest in the Ajax keeper stems back in January, when we had previously had contact over a potential deal, before agreeing with Mat Ryan instead.

Bernd Leno’s future has recently become uncertain however, and we appear to be on the lookout for options in case the German does in fact decide to leave.

Would Onana be a great replacement for Leno? Would he be an instant upgrade on Ryan or would they have competition for the number one role?


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  1. This story is just a smoke screen to divert fans from the main issue – getting rid of the clueless Arteta.
    If Kroenke wanted to his interest in the club, he would start by firing Arteta and hiring an experienced manger to take us back from the abyss.

  2. Bloody ridiculous that an appeal on such a career disruptive punishment takes so long to hear in “professional” sport.

  3. Interesting fact: Ajax goalkeeper Onana had Furosemide/ Frusemide in his urine thats why he is dope positive. Owao. Furosemide is a commonly used drug for edema which i prescribe left and right. Did not know it is tested as Dope

    1. How much does Martinez cost now….bring him back and give him a better deal….. It’s possible

    2. Do you really think that Aston Villa will consider selling us back Martinez , doesn’t matter how much we offer. You can’t just go to a club and bring back whoever you sold to them.

  4. Funny thing is we had a Leno replacement for free already at the club! Where is the plan? Where is the f****ng process?

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