Arsenal looking to sign a homegrown goalkeeper

Arsenal are looking to sign a homegrown goalkeeper this summer as they want to keep hold of the quotas required for next season. 

According to Football Insider, Arsenal is keen on adding a homegrown goalkeeper to their ranks, not to replace Aaron Ramsdale, but to be their third-choice stopper for next season. The Gunners could sell a few of their homegrown stars, which could leave them short of the quotas required by the Premier League and Champions League. 

Arsenal looking for a homegrown goalkeeper

The goalkeeping situation is one of the pressing problems for Arsenal ahead of the summer, with Mikel Arteta likely to look for a second and a third-choice stopper. Arthur Okonkwo might end up leaving after spending the last six months with Wrexham. 

Aaron Ramsdale is widely expected to leave the Gunners after a tumultuous season sitting on the bench, while they are expected to sign David Raya on a permanent basis. That would leave the England international seeking more game time, meaning he will look to secure a move away from the club.

He’s not keen on a move to Newcastle United, and the Magpies are now set to sign James Trafford as an understudy to Nick Pope. However, the report suggests Arsenal is not keen on selling Ramsdale as of now, as they might keep hold of him and sell some other homegrown stars instead. 

They are keen to keep hold of their homegrown quota for next season’s Champions League and Premier League seasons and sign a homegrown goalkeeper. They are linked with Sunderland’s Anthony Patterson, although there are doubts whether he would want to join them as a third-choice stopper, although he may not be opposed to replacing Ramsdale. 

Who are Arsenal planning to sell?

Arsenal are planning to sell some of their homegrown stars, including Emile Smith-Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah. There are no credible links to other English stars to replace these potential outgoings, although the homegrown quota is an important aspect pertaining to the rules. 

Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see which third-choice homegrown goalkeeper Arsenal plans to sign, as some links might emerge in the coming period. 

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