Gunners keen to bring Belgian goalkeeper to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are set to make a summer move for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet according to The Independent.
The club have been linked with the player for some time, ever since current Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was dropped from the side for the Champions League last-16 second leg win over with Bayern Munich last month.
It has been suggested that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has finally ran out of patience with Szczesny’s erratic displays, after the Pole cost the club valuable points in their race for a top four finish.
Wenger reportedly believes the 22-year-old still has a future at the club but thinks he may have introduced the young Polish stopper into the first team at too young an age.
That could pave the way for Sunderland’s Mignolet to join the Emirates this summer. The Belgian stopper has been one of Sunderland’s star performers this season despite being unable to prevent their slide down the Premier League and was voted north east player of the year earlier in the campaign.
Mignolet is thought to be keen on a move as he looks to re-establish himself as first choice goalkeeper for the Belgian national team ahead of next year’s World Cup.
He recently lost the position to Chelsea’s Thibault Courtois, currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, and Mignolet believes a move to one of Europe’s top clubs could help him regain his place in the starting eleven.