According to the Independent, Arsenal are set to sign 21-year-old German Markus Schubert as an understudy to Bernd Leno.
The youngster currently plays for Bundesliga 2 side Dynamo Dresden and was first brought to our attention by the now departed Sven Mislintat and would be available on a free as he’s out of contract this summer.
Schubert kept nine clean sheets in 32 appearances last season and is viewed as a long-term prospect. It sounds as though he could be loaned out with immediate effect to gain experience of life in England, potentially to a Championship club.
With Petr Cech leaving the club at the end of this month, Deyan Iliev’s also up (according to Transfermarkt) and David Ospina likely to join Napoli on a permanent basis, we currently only have Emiliano Martinez as back up to Leno.
It’s probably just as well we’re looking to do some business between the sticks, otherwise, Mesut might be in goal when we hit the USA for pre-season.