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Arsenal ready to swoop for banned keeper

Arsenal are ready to swop for banned Ajax keeper Andre Onana in a cut-price deal.

The Cameroon international was given a 12 month ban earlier this year after failing a doping ban in October 2019.

Whilst feeling unwell, he accidentally took medicine that had been prescribed for his wife, that contained the banned substance Furosemide.

UEFA accepted that it may have been the result of an honest mistake but still banned him because players are responsible for anything they ingest into their system.

Onana has not been able to train with Ajax, and has kept up his fitness by practicing in a local park.

An appeal has been lodged with CAS (The Court of Arbitration for Sport) to have the ban reduced. If that succeeds then Onana will cost the Gunners up to £7.75 m. but if it fails, that will drop to £1.7 m but he will not be eligible to play for them until February next year at the earliest.

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Line: Arsenal are ready to swop for banned Ajax keeper Andre Onana in a cut-price deal but the price will depend on his appeal against his suspension.

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