Arsenal Continue Pursuit For New No.1

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Arsenal are set to hit the summer transfer market for a goalkeeper.

Arsene Wenger has a shortlist of keepers that he will look to sign, in order to push Wojciech Szczesny – and possibly Luckasz Fabianski (who the club are considering offering a new contract) – for the number one jersey.

Despite dropping Szczesny, he is still part of Arsenal’s long-term plans but Wenger wants an accomplished goalkeeper to provide a challenge to the two Poles, and for them to learn from.

Arsenal require a keeper that not only has experience of winning silverware, but Premier League know how also and has turned his attention to Petr Cech.

With Thibaut Courtois set to push as Chelsea’s first choice next season, Arsenal feel they have the chance to sign Cech – although Roman Abramovich will likely be unwilling to sell to the Gunners.

Wenger has had Cech watched extensively of late as he aims to strengthen a position that has not been solid since Jens Lehmann departed in 2008.