Arsene Wenger plans Emirates addition that could well improve his options between the sticks.
Lazio’s highly-rated keeper Fernando Muslera has spoken of his pride at being flatteringly linked with a possible move to Arsenal this summer.
The North London club are understood to be monitoring the Uruguayan shot stopper as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his goalkeeping options.
The 23-year-old joined Lazio in 2007 and his performances as the Italian club’s undisputed number one have led to interest from the Premier League, notably Arsenal.
Wenger is said to be keen and Muslera who admits he is pleased and flattered to on the radar of one of England’s top clubs.
“It is important that a Premier League club like Arsenal have been monitoring my progress and it motivates me to play even better,” he said.
Muslera, who will be going to the World Cup with Uruguay this summer, is reportedly close to agreeing a new four-year deal with Lazio, but might be tempted otherwise if interest from abroad becomes more serious. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Ask any Arsenal fan which area of their line up they could improve on with new additions and more often than not it will be a toss up between a defensive midfielder in the mould of Yaya Toure or a new keeper. The Emirates outfit could well do with a competent man between the sticks as Manuel Almunia fails to live up the high standards he set himself in a successful season last term.
Lukasz Fabianski seems to take two steps backwards for every one step he takes and his consistent blunders may well mean he will leave in the summer. Vito Mannone has shown great promise but is by no means ready to be the first choice starter and is a baby in Goalkeeping terms.
A number of potential additions have been discussed and speculated over in recent months and the likes of Artur Boruc and Joe Hart are options that if possible would be great signings. However a more likely capture would be Lazio’s Uruguayan keeper Fernando Muslera who appears to be issuing a ‘come and get me plea’ and now that the 23 year old is in his third season in Serie A he appears to be a potential signing with a solid grounding of high level experience and therefore may be able to smoothly make the transition to the Premier League.
The £8m rated goalie has been one of the rare pluses from a poor season for the Rome based club. Even though the club sits in 17th place, just two points from the relegation zone, Lazio have only conceded 32 goals in Serie A which is the same as third placed Roma and shows just what a fantastic job Muslera has done and clearly the Montevideo born mans comments suggest he needs to move on from a club in freefall and a move to the Gunners would suit all parties.