Arsenal Target Neuer For Next Season

Arsenal have been watching Germany No1 goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer as a possible summer transfer target.

The Schalke 04 captain, one of Germany’s World Cup stars, has been watched by Arsenal scouts throughout the season.

Only the form of Wojciech Szczesny, and the fact that Neuer would have been extremely difficult to sign from a Schalke team making its way to the Champions League knockout stages, stopped Arsenal from attempting to sign him in January.

Following another season littered with goalkeeping errors, it is thought that Arsene Wenger wants to create stiff competition for Szczesny and Luckasz Fabianski next season, with Manuel Almunia and Vito Mannone (currently on loan at Hull City) likely to leave the club.

Arsenal will face competition from Manchester United who are reported to be interested in signing Neuer, 25, as they search to replace the retiring Edwin van Der Sar.