The Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal failed with a last ditch offer to sign Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel last week.
The reports indicate that Arsene Wenger was ready to offer the former American international a two-year-deal at the Emirates however the goalkeeper’s move to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was already close to completion.
Wenger has now missed out on two potential signings in the past week with Blackburn Rovers’ Phil Jones set to join Manchester United despite having talks with the Gunners boss.
The news that Wenger moved for the 40-year-old suggests that Wojciech Szczesny will face competition for the club’s number 1 jersey, with the Frenchman on the search for a senior stopper.
Currently Szczesny faces competition from out of form Manuel Almunia and fellow Polish international Lukasz Fabianski.