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Has Wenger Identified The Next Jens Lehmann?

Rumors regarding Arsenal’s interest in bringing in a new goalkeeper had no solid foundation up until a few days back. It looks like although Wojciech Scezney insisted his collaboration with the Emirates team will continue and that he is happy with his relationship with Wenger, things are not quite so. According to recent statements, Scezney’s father declared that his son is treated very badly within the club and that a transfer is more than likely. He also said that Arsenal’s first choice for defending the Gunners’ goal has been forced to deny any rumors of him leaving at the end of this season.

After two big names that have been previously linked to Wenger’s team, it looks like a third option has emerged. Both Valdes and Reina seemed highly appealing solutions, but their financial expectations exceed the club’s policy of investing in a player’s salary.

A more viable goalkeeper selection comes from Turkey. Fernando Muslera, who is now playing for Galatasaray, looks keen on moving to the North London team even though he still has three years left on his contract with his current club. The 26 year old Uruguayan joined several other big players in stating playing for a Premier League team would represent a dream come true. The only issue that could come between Arsenal and Muslera is Galatasaray’s owner, Unal Aysal. The Turkish club president said that his team is currently set on winning the Champions League trophy and that none of their important players will leave until this goal is achieved. Although it may seem a bit far-fetched, it is clear that his intentions are true considering the massive investments that have been made in bringing in players such as Didier Drogba, Wesley Sneijder and Emmanuel Eboue.

On the other hand, Muslera could join Arsenal if the Turkish side decides to make a move on the Gunners’ 25 year old forward, Gervinho, who has been on their list since last season. He could represent a big part of a deal that would benefit both clubs, especially considering the fact that the Ivorian has failed to live up to Wenger’s expectations.

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