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Arsenal Target German U21 Shot Stopper As Potential Cech Replacement

Alexander Nubel

Arsenal are interested in Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, according to reports in Germany.

The German Under 21 international is likely being targeted as a potential replacement for Petr Cech who is retiring this summer.

Nubel has a contract until 2020 but talks over a new deal have been put on hold, sparking interest from a number of teams, including the Gunners.

Tottenham, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keen on the 22-year-old but Bayern Munich are believed to be the club currently in pole position to sign the keeper.

Nubel has been keeping out established number one Ralf Fahrmann who was a regular for Schalke in the first half of the campaign.

This season, the German has made 21 appearances in all competitions, conceding 32 goals and keeping six clean sheets.

It must be said, though, that Schalke have had a very difficult season overall, having flirted with relegation before Domenico Tedesco’s sacking in March.

Huub Stevens came in as interim manager to steady the ship and they now find themselves 15th in the Bundesliga table with one game to go.

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