North London club are believed to be one of the top sides currently monitoring Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The England U-21 shot stopper has emerged as one of the rare bright spots in David Moyes’ hugely underperforming side and the Black Cats only have young goalkeeper’s heroics to thank for when it comes to a number of conceded goals.
Sunderland shipped in the total of 56 Premier League goals thus far, but the number would have been significantly higher had it not been for Jordan Pickford.
Despite his team’s utterly disappointing season, Pickford has delighted both fans and poundits with his confidence in the penalty box and stimulating performances on goal at Sunderland.
Pickford’s fine displays have caught the attention from several top clubs, including Arsenal who are keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old.
Sunderland Echo reports that the Gunners have identified the Black Cats goalkeeper as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, adding that Arsenal representatives have already watched him in action on a couple of occasions this season, most recently during the Watford defeat at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Pickford made a first-half double save when he denied M’Baye Niang’s effort right before pushing Abdoulaye Doucoure’s attempt with a firm right palm.
His performance against Watford has earned praise from manager David Moyes who has tipped his gem to become a future star.
In addition to Arsenal, West Ham, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester City have all been linked with a move for the 23-year-old shot stopper.