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Arsenal plot £12.6 million move for Keylor Navas

Arsenal plot £12.6 million move for Keylor Navas

Arsenal’s long unbeaten run came to an end last weekend as the Gunners were beaten by Southampton. 

The Gunners followed up that loss with a disappointing defeat to their arch-rivals, Tottenham Hotspur this week. Arsenal played poorly against a Spurs side that was more clinical in the final third without needing to dominate the game.

With Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac out with injuries at the moment, Unai Emery will need to bolster his squad next month if he wants to keep Arsenal in the hunt for the Champions League places.

According to The Sun, however, Arsenal are considering a move for Real Madrid shot-stopper and Costa Rica international, Keylor Navas.

The Breakdown

Navas has only played eight times this season in all competitions as he has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.

With Bernd Leno arriving over the summer and with him firmly entrenched as the club’s number one, it would seem like a waste of time for Arsenal to go after a new first-choice goalkeeper.

Navas has been severely underrated by Madrid fans since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu. He would be a good second-choice option for Emery if Cech decides to leave or if Arsenal don’t offer him a new deal but overall, the move is an unlikely one and it’s also one that doesn’t make sense from an Arsenal perspective with Leno now at the club.

Leno is the younger option and Navas wouldn’t want to move to be second-choice, therefore, it’s a rumour that probably won’t come to fruition.

Thoughts Arsenal fans?

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