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Arsenal offered chance to sign Areola

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Alphonse Areola of Real Madrid makes a save during the Copa del Rey match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 6, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Perez Meca/MB Media/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan this summer.

The Gunners are in a strong position in goal at the moment but that could act against them. Bernd Leno was incredible for them last season but his injury paved the way for Emiliano Martinez to make a name for himself.

The Argentine was arguably Arsenal’s best player following Leno’s injury and would like to stay as number one. That leaves Mikel Arteta with a big headache as he’ll struggle to keep both goalkeepers happy throughout the campaign.

Areola spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, where he played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois. The Frenchman is on the lookout for a new club and the Gunners have been given the opportunity to sign him to replace Martinez.

The Frenchman is hugely experienced having played more than 200 games for club and country. Areola has won league titles in France and Spain and also has a World Cup winner’s medal despite not featuring in the competition.

Although Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign him, it is highly unlikely. Areola is leaving PSG for regular first team opportunities, something he won’t get at the Emirates as long as Leno is at the club.

The report claims Fulham are favourites to sign Areola at the moment. The Gunners could overtake their London rivals if they decide to make a move but are expected to look elsewhere if Martinez leaves.

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