Arsenal prepare move to sign 26-year-old as replacement for departing man

Arsenal are claimed to be preparing a move to sign a shot-stopper with enough Premier League experience to replace the soon-to-be-departed Petr Cech this summer.

Unai Emery did well to bring in Bernd Leno last summer while David Ospina was allowed to move to Italy on loan for the rest of the season.

However, with Petr Cech set to retire at the end of this season, the Gunners appear to be in need of one more new goalkeeper at least, heading into next term.

Thus, according to the Sun, Arsenal are planning a move to sign out-of-favour Burnley shot-stopper Nick Pope in the summer.

Pope, who was included in England’s World Cup squad last year, has been linked with a move away from Burnley after losing his place in the team to Tom Heaton.

The 26-year-old suffered a serious shoulder injury last year, which has affected his form, but Pope remains a solid option for the Gunners due to his Premier League experience.

The Sun’s report is suggesting that the English goalkeeper would be seen as a replacement for Petr Cech, who is now completing his final season at Arsenal.

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