Arsenal On The Trail Of Talented Norwegian Keeper

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Orjan Nyland emerges as a new contender to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny at Arsenal.

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According to reports in the Norwegian press today, Arsenal are interested in bringing young Molde goalkeeper Orjan Nyland to the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger looks to replace Lukasz Fabianski as back-up stopper.

The 23 year-old is one of the emerging stars of Norwegian football, having earned 4 caps for his country and been signed by then Tippeligaen champions Molde.

Nyland emerged at local club Hodd, where he was quickly picked up upon as one of the most talented young players in the country, spending time training with Rosenborg and also Premier League team Everton.

The young star was also the hero in the 2012 Norwegian cup final, where underdogs Hodd beat Tromso on penalties to lift the trophy in stunning fashion, with Nyland being the key difference between the teams.

Arsene Wenger is known to be searching for a new goalkeeper this summer after reserve stopper Lukasz Fabianski left for Swansea City on a free transfer this summer, leaving first choice Wojciech Szczesny with little to keep him on his toes.

Some have even suggested that Wenger is looking for a goalkeeper to replace Szczesny, who has remained prone to costly errors in an Arsenal shirt despite largely impressing with his command and stunning reflexes.

If he follows up his interest in Nyland, however, it would indicate that the plan is to bring in a young goalkeeper to compete with Szczesny for his shirt rather than to directly replace the Polish international.

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