Arsenal are reportedly looking at Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa, but Juventus and Real Madrid are also interested, according to reports in Spain.
The goalkeeper’s contract expires at the end of the season, and with a new deal still not agreed, Kepa could be available in January.
Marca report that Bilbao wanted an £89m release clause in his contract, and this delayed negotiations significantly. Now, they only have a couple of months before Juventus and Arsenal can start pre-contract agreement discussions.
Arsenal have been struggling with goalkeeping options this season.
Petr Čech has made a few mistakes, for example failing to come off his line against Swansea, rushing out to meet Maguire against Leicester when there was no need, and trying to take on Everton strikers twice in one game when he should’ve just cleared the ball.
David Ospina has been no better, playing the ball straight to a Köln player for a goal, conceding a shot he should’ve saved against Borisov and then getting injured again.
If Arsenal are going to challenge for the title, they can’t have their goalkeepers being responsible for four or five goals by this stage of the season.
The Gunners defence create enough problems of their own without needing any help. So if Wenger does want to look at a keeper like Kepa in January, it would probably go down well with fans.