Gunners have finally decided on who their new No 1 will be.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger wants in-form Sunderland shot-stopper Simon Mignolet to be the club’s first-choice in goal at the Emirates next season, says the Independent.
The Belgium international has easily been the Black Cats’ star performer in what has been a desperately disappointing campaign for the relegation-threatened North-East giants, and it is fair to say that without Mignolet’s displays between the sticks for Sunderland, they would be in even worse trouble at the foot of the Premier League table than they currently are.
Now the North Londoners have finally decided that the 25-year-old is the man to replace under-performing goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates next season.
The Poland international was recently dropped by Wenger for the club’s crucial Champions League second-leg last-16 clash in Bayern Munich because his boss claimed the keeper was mentally fatigued, spelling the beginning of the end for Szczesny at Arsenal.
And, Wenger hopes to be able to tie up a deal for Mignolet for as little as £10 million this summer.