Belgium was one of the top flight’s most impressive goalkeepers last campaign.
Arsenal want to bring highly-rated Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet to the Emirates this summer to finally bring an end to the club’s long-running search for a new No 1, reports the Sunday Mirror.
Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger has reportedly finally lost patience with first-choice Wojciech Szczesny after the Poland international’s confidence and form between the sticks for the north London outfit dipped alarmingly last campaign.
So much so that the Frenchman was even forced to drop Szczesny for Arsenal’s crucial Uefa Champions League last-16 second-leg tie at Bayer Munich in March.
And now Wenger has decided that the Black Cats’ Belgium international is the man to take over from Szczesny in goal at the Emirates next season, especially given the fact that the impressive shot stopper could be available for as little as £10 million when the transfer window reopens for business on 1 July.
Mignolet, whose contract on Wearside lasts until the summer of 2015, has featured in 101 matches for Sunderland since joining the north-east outfit three years ago.