Arsenal supporters unsure about news of Unai Emery's latest transfer target
Yet another moving part has been added to the goalkeeping merry-go-round that is this transfer window.
Alisson Becker has already signed for Liverpool, meaning that Chelsea will have to look elsewhere when Real Madrid inevitably get the deal for Thibaut Courtois over the line.
Petr Cech has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge and while supporters likely wouldn't consider the Arsenal 'keeper an adequate replacement for the departing Courtois, he may be drafted in as cover for a different target.
It's certainly looking like his days with the Gunners are numbered because, despite the fact that Cech was given the No 1 shirt at the Emirates at the beginning of the summer, new manager Unai Emery is looking to bring in the second goalkeeper of the window.
Having already signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen last month, Emery is now hoping to return to the Bundesliga for a second stopper as he's targeted Borussia Mönchengladbach's Yann Sommer, according to a report in MARCA.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) July 21, 2018
The Spanish outlet claims that Sommer, a Swiss international, is in advanced discussions to move to Arsenal which surely spells curtains for Cech or David Ospina or, most likely, both.
It's interesting that Emery has clearly prioritised an entire overhaul of the goalkeeping department at his new club and supporters can't quite work out the logic in giving Cech the No 1 shirt only to then splash out £35 million on two new 'keepers.
Then why did they give No.1 jersey to cech??
— Arsenal_Leno² (@LenoSquare) July 21, 2018
Tbh this deal doesnt make sense whatsoever 19M for Leno and 15M for yann thats 34M for 2 goalkeepers 34M pounds gets us Donnarumma so this rumour is fake!
— NP (@NickPowch1995) July 21, 2018
This is so lame on all angles why need a new GK while Cech is even slight better than Leno
— Öscar Ronald (@O_the1) July 21, 2018
Why? Must mean we’ve got offers lined up for Cech AND Ospina. I was hoping Martinez would get a chance. Always liked him.
— JT ?⚪️ (@VermontGunner49) July 21, 2018
This has got to be fake. No logic or sense in Arsenal going for another keeper unless we are selling Cech and Ospina.
— Chuky Unadulterated (@ChukyUnfazed) July 21, 2018
Seems weird for us to sign two keepers though
— Owen (@Owen14765) July 21, 2018
Reports are saying Arsenal are in for Yann Sommer? Don't really get that unless we sell both Cech and Ospina and need a second option. Do you have any news on that front? I think its bollocks tbh
— André (@AppleAFC) July 21, 2018
Arsenal are so convinced by new boy Leno, that they are now trying to sign Yann Sommer. #AFC
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) July 21, 2018
Yann Sommer? Right who made that one up, Nexus?
— Clarkey (@clarkeysean) July 21, 2018
Not buying this Yann Sommer nonsense. Why on Earth would be buy another goalkeeper? We already have 6 at the club. Cech Ospina Leno Martinez Macey Illiev
— Martyn Morgan (@WelshGooner95) July 21, 2018