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Arsenal close to signing new goalkeeper as Cech replacement

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert.

Unai Emery is looking to add to his goalkeeping options as he bids to cover the retirement of veteran Petr Cech, with the Spaniard reportedly close to a deal for young German shot-stopper Schubert.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe, offering a similar goalkeeping style to current number one and compatriot Bernd Leno.

Schubert will provide back up and long-term competition for Leno, following Cech’s decision to call time on a glittering 20-year-career at the end of last season.

Despite being yet to finalise the deal, according to the Independent, the Gunners are already considering options as they bid to aid the youngster’s development.

However, despite Cech’s departure, the report claims that Arsenal are considering loaning out Schubert, having contacted several clubs in the Championship as well as in his native Germany about a potential temporary deal.