Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped Arsenal to miss out on the signing of Mat Ryan to Celtic after the Scotsmen became interested in a move for him.
Ryan spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal and he proved to be a worthy deputy to Bernd Leno.
He has returned to Brighton now and looks set for a move away as he is still not the first choice at the South Coast club.
Arsenal’s other goalkeeper is Alex Runarsson and the Iceland international has proven to be unreliable in the games that he has played for the Gunners.
They would prefer to have Ryan as the backup to Leno, but Celtic has now emerged as another possible destination for him.
Football Insider reveals that Celtic have promised him their number one shirt as well as making him their first choice.
Agbonlahor admits that moving to Arsenal would have been a dream transfer for him, however, he would rather move to Celtic where he will be guaranteed regular playing time.
Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “I think he’ll want to be number one.
“He was number one for a long period at Brighton.
“It would’ve been a dream move, a move to Arsenal and just to get any minutes there.
“But I think he’d rather be number one at Celtic than number two at Arsenal.
“I see him going there to Celtic if they can get the right package together.”