Arsenal are said to be turning to Germany again to solve a goalkeeping problem.
Last season they signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, and he has subsequently established himself as number one at The Emirates.
Now they are set to return to Germany and the second division to sign Dynamo Dresden Markus Schubert as a replacement for the departing Petr Cech. Schubert is a German under-21 international, who has been at Dynamo since he was 12 years old, and has made 25 appearances for their senior side.
Signing Schubert on a free fits the Gunners current operating model. Transfer funds are tight, and what money is available is likely to be spent on shoring up their leaky defence. 37 year old Cech is retiring at the end of the season, and is likely to return to his former club Chelsea in a back-room capacity. Meanwhile David Ospina, who is currently on loan with Napoli, is set to join the Serie A side in a permanent capacity this summer.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.