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According the Sunderland Echo, Arsenal have stepped up their interest in keeper Jordan Pickford.
The 23 year old has been one relatively bright spot in the Mackems’ difficult season, and the Gunners goalkeeping situation is less assured than it might be.
Petr Cech hasn’t always been convincing, David Ospina has been linked with a move away from the club due to a lack of first team football, and there have been reports that Wojciech Szczesny is willing to make his move to Roma permanent after spending a second season away with the Serie A outfit.
Sunderland are likely to be relegated from the Premier League this season, and Pickford has been linked with a number of top clubs through this season.
Both Cech and Ospina will miss Monday night’s clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, allowing Argentine Emi Martinez another chance to impress.
Arsene Wenger spoke about the 24 year old at his press conference on Friday, saying, “He looked composed, calm, and I know personally that he has the quality because I see him every day.
“I was not surprised by the quality of his game.”