Ask any man and his dog and they will tell you exactly what Arsenal need to buy before the end of the transfer window; a striker, a centre-back and a defensive midfielder.
So why are the Gunners apparently planning a £4.3m bid for Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto?
Arsene Wenger has already signed a world-class stopper this summer, and there will be no doubts over Petr Cech’s status as number one despite his nightmare debut against West Ham United.
In Colombian international David Ospina, Arsenal also have an excellent deputy who is unlucky to find himself second choice after an impressive second half of last season.
And the Londoners have Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez – young goalkeepers with plenty of potential – out on loan with Roma and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.
Yet Spanish publication Marca reports that the Gunners are considering triggering Roberto’s release clause to have him compete with Ospina for a place on the bench.
The 29-year-old made his name at Real Zaragoza before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2013. He was immediately loaned out to Olympiacos and joined the Greeks permanently last summer.
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