Arsenal name Premier League goalkeeper as target

Lets face it Arsenal being linked to goalkeepers is part and parcel of the transfer window, so it should not shock many to hear The Metro reporting that Simon Mignolet is on their radar.

The highly rated Belgium stopper was one of the key reasons behind Sunderland squeaking Premier League survival, with his performances not going unnoticed by a host of Premier League clubs. To add fuel to the fire and what will put those interested parties on red alert are reports highlighting the keeper is looking for a move away.

Mignolet is believed to want to take his career to a trophy winning level, which given Arsenal’s baron run might generate more than a few snide remarks. That said he is certainly more likely to meet his achievements at the Emirates rather than with Sunderland, further to that he might just be ready to escape the Paolo Di Canio mad house before things get to crazy.

The Gunners have tried an entire raft of options between the sticks in recent years and nobody has really looked like securing the number one jersey; with the likes of Lukas Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny, Vitor Mannone all highlighting as much ability to drop clangers as produce world class goal keeping during their Arsenal careers.

Mignolet might just be the man who finally ends Arsenal fans endless sleepless nights as a result of goal keeping problems. It should though be pointed out that these reports don’t indicate the keeper is unhappy at Sunderland, meaning the Gunners won’t get any knock down deal as a result of the player looking to force through a move.