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Arsenal set to complete first summer deal

Arsenal are set to complete their first summer signing in the form of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert.

The 21-year old Dynamo Dresden keeper is available on a free transfer because he is out of contract with his club, which makes him very attractive to Arsenal whose transfer funds this summer are severely limited following the club’s failure to secure Champions League football for next season.

They are in need of reinforcements in the goalkeeping department, following the retirement of Petr Cech, whilst Columbian David Ospina, who spent last season on loan at Napoli, is set to join the Serie A side on a permanent basis.

Schubert was identified by former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as a potential recruitment, but may not provide immediate back-up and competition to Arsenal’s number one Bernd Leno. Instead he could be immediately be sent out on loan, with suggestions that Arsenal have already been in contact with several Championship clubs to gauge their interest.

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