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Arsenal scouts are keeping tabs on Villarreal keeper Diego Lopez.
Lopez, 29, was watched during Villarreal’s Europa League win over Dynamo Zagreb and it is believed Arsenal have watched him in the past fortnight.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still on the look out for a new keeper, having failed to land Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer and Liverpool’s Pepe Reina last summer. (Daily Mirror)
It seems that Arsene Wenger is still keen to land a new keeper despite the marked improvement shown by Lukasz Fabianski over the past few months. Diego Lopez is a player attracting a great deal of interest and the 29 year old Spanish international seems likely to leave Villarreal sooner rather than later as the former Real Madrid man looks to secure a move that would give him a chance of pipping Pepe Reina for the second spot in the national team behind the irrepressible Iker Casillas.
The likes of Reina and Mark Schwarzer have been long standing targets for the Arsenal boss but both appear to be tough nuts to crack. The Fulham veteran has signed a new Craven Cottage deal and Liverpool seem unwilling to consider offers for their number one.
Wenger does of course have Manuel Almunia to call upon but it seems that the Spaniard has run out of second chances. The Gunners to also have youngsters Vito Mannone and the highly rated Pole Wojciech Szczesny in the long term so perhaps there is no urgent need to invest big money in a new custodian?
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