With yesterday’s disastrous performance by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny against Southampton, the Gunners have spotted German stopper Loris Karius to give Polishman a competition.
Daily Mail reported that Loris Karius has been strongly targeted in the past 24 hours. Arsene Wenger is looking to seal the deal this month.
The 21-year-old is a highly-rated keeper, he is the second best to Manuel Neuer in Germany.
The North London club signed David Ospina after his World Cup performances last summer but his injuries cost him a chance. With lack of competition for that role, Szczesny has started making some serious mistakes. The two errors he made led towards the goals against the Saints yesterday.
German duo Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are also keen on Karius along with La Liga side Valencia.
The 6ft3in tall can be adjusted in the England easily as he has played three years at Manchester City academy before his move to FSV Mainz 05 II in 2012. He is a regular player for Mainz, currently with 20 appearances this season.
Karius is also named as the next Manuel Neuer after his impressive displays for the Bundesliga side. He is yet to appear at senior international level but has represented several junior levels.
Columnist: Simon Oates