Emirates boss keen on Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer.
Arsene Wenger will have to top Bayern Munich’s £7.8million-a-year offer to Manuel Neuer to have a chance of luring the brilliant FC Schalke goalkeeper to the Emirates.
The Arsenal manager has inquired about the 25-year-old Germany star who, almost single-handedly, kept Manchester United at bay for must of their European Cup semi-final, first leg last week.
But Wenger need not worry about competition from United, whose manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is looking elsewhere for a successor for Edwin van der Sar.
And Bayern’s fans once again showed their hatred of the German No 1 by displaying anti-Neuer banners in their side’s 4-1 win over Schalke on Saturday.
Neuer angered Bayern fans by mimicking an Oliver Kahn celebration when Schalke won in Munich last year.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Arsene Wenger has been looking to bring in a new keeper since last summer when the Arsenal boss tried his hardest to take Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer to the Emirates Stadium and the bumbling antics of original first choice starter Manuel Almunia would appear to suggest that the Gunners manager is still looking for an established keeper.
Although Wojciech Szczesny has impressed when called upon the 21 year old is probably a little to raw to be Arsenal’s number one custodian and the likes of Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone are still yet to prove themselves to Wenger and a move for Manuel Neuer may make a great deal of sense.
Many believe the £10m rated German international is high up on Sir Alex Ferguson’s wish-list but the Man United boss appears to be most keen on Atletico Madrid youngster David De Gea and the fact that Bayern Munich’s supporters seem very strongly against a move for the Schalke could lead the Bavarian side to look elsewhere and that could leave the door open to Wenger.