Arsenal already have two defensive signings already on the way in Sokratis and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

2Bernd Leno

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Bernd Leno is the 26-year-old German keeper for Bayer Leverkusen.

He has won six caps for the German national team—which, given their depth at keeper at the moment, is nothing to shake a stick at.

He is still on the younger side for a keeper at 26, with his prime still ahead of him.

He was (at the time) the youngest goalkeeper to ever play in the Champions League when he made his debut against Chelsea in 2011 at the age of 19.

Bayer Leverkusen have had a wide-open style of play in the past, which makes his career goalkeeping statistics look worse than they should be.

This season, he kept 10 clean sheets in 33 Bundesliga appearances. His 40 goals allowed is the third best among Bundesliga goalkeepers with at least 30 appearances.

Squawka awarded him keeper of the week nine times this past season. Arsenal fans would be delighted to have that happen just once.

With a reported £22 million release clause, Leno is well within Arsenal’s budget and would be a suitable long-term successor to Petr Cech.

Here is an incredible save he made from a one-on-one situation this season against Schalke, just for good measure: