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Arsenal Plot £10m Bid for Newcastle United Keeper Tim Krul

Gunners have been after a new No 1 since the end of last season. 

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Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger wants to sign highly rated Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul this summer, according to reports in the Sun on Sunday.

The north London club have been trying to find a new shot stopper to provide some much-needed competition for current No 1 Wojciech Szczesny since the end of the previous campaign.

In fact, Wenger even dropped his young Poland international towards the back-end of last season, with the Frenchman leaving Szczesny out of the team to play Bayern Munich in a crucial Uefa Champions League last-16 knockout round tie at the Allianz Arena in March owing to what his manager called “mental fatigue”.

However, so far Wenger has been unable to bring in a new keeper during the close-season transfer window, despite having been linked with a whole host of custodians, including the likes of Liverpool’s Jose Manuel Reina, Queens Park Rangers’ Julio Cesar and Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic.

That situation, though, may soon be about to change as the Gunners boss eyes up a shock £10 million move for Newcastle’s Netherlands international, who has been at St James’ Park on and off for the past seven years, during which time the 25-year-old has made 107 appearances in total for the Magpies and gone on to establish himself as being one of the most competent shot stoppers in the top flight.

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