In what is likely to be one of the most important transfer windows in some time for Arsenal, one position they need not worry about too much is the goalkeeper area.
With Petr Cech retiring and David Ospina likely to move on from north London, that will leave just Bernd Leno and Emiliano Martinez at the club for next season, but ask any fan if they are comfortable with these two options in between the sticks, they will likely say ‘yes’.
With the defence and wings a priority for Unai Emery this summer, a goalkeeping addition would be seen as an odd investment from the club, which is why it is surprising that according to Tuttomercatoweb, the Gunners are interested in AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Italian number one has been in the footballing spotlight since making his debut at just 16-year-old and has since grown to become one of the top keepers in the division, and although it will be a sensational move for Arsenal to lure the 20-year-old to the Premier League, doing it now will be a horrific move on many fronts for the Gunners.
For starters, any deal for Donnarumma, who is valued on Transfermarkt at £45 million, will likely involve breaking the goalkeeping transfer record, money the Gunners simply don’t have and funds the club have to be spending elsewhere.
The inspired form of Leno in the second half of last season also means that Donnarumma will be joining a club with an already distinguished number one, and as we have seen in the past, having two keepers good enough to start in the XI can lead to problems.
The Gunners have a big summer coming up, and there is no question that Donnarumma is an exceptional talent, but he doesn’t fit the needs of what Arsenal need in the upcoming transfer market.
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