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


With an Aaron Ramsey extension looking more and more likely, and the club being sorted in attack, a goalkeeper seems the most important signing.

Petr Cech is 35 years old and David Ospina is widely believed to be leaving the club this summer.

For some reason, Wojciech Szczesny was deemed good enough to be Gigi Buffon’s successor at Juventus but not good enough for Arsenal.

Arsenal need a long-term solution at goalkeeper.

The ideal player would be Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, but given the reported budget restrictions this summer, that move is unlikely.

The best goalkeeper on the market would be Roma and Brazil’s Alisson, but there has been much more smoke about him moving to Liverpool and almost none about Arsenal. This doesn’t rule anything out; there was no hint of Unai Emery being named manager until David Ornstein dropped that bombshell and he was announced right after.

But there are more than suitable candidates that have emerged. Let’s look at them all…