Gunners No 2 is set to quit the club this summer.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger is said to be weighing up a move for either Norwich City’s John Ruddy or Reading’s Alex McCarthy to act as his new No 2 at the Emirates next season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The north London club are already understood to be preparing themselves for the likely departure of Poland international Lukasz Fabianski when the shot stopper’s current contract at the club runs out at the end of June.
The Gunners boss has tried desperately to try to persuade the back-up goalkeeper to remain in the capital and put pen to paper on a new contract with the club and fight with current first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the No 1 jersey next season.
In fact, in order to attempt to convince the custodian to remain put, Wenger even played Fabianski in this month’s dramatic FA Cup final with Hull City at Wembley Stadium.
However, the player appears to have already made up his mind to quit Arsenal, with Wenger now believed to have been offered the chance to sign the Canaries’ England international to act as understudy to Szczesny at the Emirates next season.
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