Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have urged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to swoop for a big-name goalkeeper in order for the Gunners to become genuine title contenders next season.
The call comes after they both agreed that current number one David Ospina was at fault for Bafetimbi Gomis’ goal in the 1-0 defeat at home to Swansea on Monday night, and Neville believes that the North London outfit need a better stopper between the sticks:
“Ospina is obviously a good goalkeeper and he has done well, but he is not a No 1 and they need a top goalkeeper.” The former Manchester United defender said on Sky Sports.
“They need someone who is going to make saves like that [to stop Swansea’s goal] and save his team points.” Neviile added
One goalkeeper that has constantly been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer, as reported by the Mirror Online and various other sources, is Chelsea keeper Petr Cech but Carragher admits it would be unlikely for Jose Mourinho to sell to a direct rival for their Premier League crown next year:
“I think Arsenal need to go out in the summer and just buy a proper No 1,” the Liverpool legend claimed
“They need a world-class goalkeeper. Petr Cech? I don’t think Jose would like that.” he added.
Ospina only joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 outfit Nice last summer and has taken over from Wojciech Szczesny as the club’s first choice goalkeeper but it appears is yet to convince many that he is the long-term solution in that position.