With Arsenal having lost Lukasz Fabianki to Swansea City this summer and Emiliano Viviano leaving the club to return to parent side Palermo following last season’s loan spell, who will be Arsenal’s second-choice goalkeeper for 2014/15?
Poland international Wojciech Szczesny is the club’s number one goalkeeper, and last season he shared the Golden Glove award for mot clean sheets in 2013/14, so it’s very unlikely he will be replaced. Therefore Arsenal need a player willing to sit on the bench as cover.
OGN Nice and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, who is currently representing his country in this summer’s World Cup, has been linked to Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wenger currently at the tournament eyeing up talent.
Liverpool shot-stopper Pepe Reina is another name thrown into the hat as his future with the Reds is said to be over, with the experienced ‘keeper spending last season on loan with Serie A side Napoli and Liverpool having signed Simon Mignolet to be the side’s number one in 2013/14.
Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas is 2/1 to join Arsenal this summer, but it’s unlikely he’d settle to play second-fiddle to Szczesny, despite ensuring an error-strewn campaign for club and country.
So who will the Gunners look to sign to deputise in Szczesny’s absence?