The Gunners have now been deemed favourites to secure the acquisition of Sunderland’s highly-rated shot-stopper.
David Ospina is on the verge of completing a move to Fenerbache after another season of being limited to the role of Petr Cech’s back-up.
And Arsenal are expected to lose another goalkeeper with Wojciech Szczesny also on the way to Juventus following an impressive campaign on loan at AS Roma.
As a result, Arsene Wenger could be in the market for a new shot-stopper and according to popular bookmakers Betvictor, Arsenal are now the favourites ahead of Everton and Liverpool to sign Jordan Pickford.
The 23-year-old was in inspired form last season despite Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League after nine years in the top flight.
One of Pickford’s best performances for the Black Cats came at the Emirates stadium in May even though Arsenal managed to win 2-0.
Should Wenger lose two goalkeepers as expected this summer, he would have to meet Sunderland’s £30 million valuation of the Englishman.
Here is a recap of Pickford’s magnificent performance at the Emirates stadium less than a month ago…