So far this summer, Arsenal have signed a left-back in Nuno Tavares and a central midfielder in Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Combined, those deals have cost the Gunners in the region of £25million.
For double the price, Arsenal are set to sign central defender Ben White following weeks and weeks of negotiations with Brighton & Hove Albion which means that’s three key areas of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad that will have been strengthened.
And with six weeks to go until deadline day, the north London outfit are still being linked with further recruits including the likes of James Maddison, Houssem Aouar, Ruben Neves and Tammy Abraham.
Although it would appear that the Gunners’ next priority is to sign a goalkeeper.
With Mat Ryan’s loan deal not being extended, coupled with Runar Alex Runarsson‘s less than convincing displays last season, bringing in a suitable back-up to Bernd Leno is crucial.
As reported by football.london, Arsenal are exploring the idea of bringing in someone homegrown to fill the position hence links to Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale.
The latest development, according to talkSPORT is that the Gunners are lining up a £30m bid for the 23-year-old.
Now, as expected, this rumour has garnered a massive response from supporters on social media, with not too many overcome with joy about signing a goalkeeper that has suffered back-to-back relegations.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s verdict on Ramsdale just might cause some Arsenal fans to perform a U-turn.
Speaking after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over the Blades at Bramall Lane last season, the Reds boss hailed Ramsdale’s performance as ‘incredible’.
“I am not sure you ever play well enough when you don’t score and you can imagine in our situation,” the Liverpool boss said after the game. “The plan was to keep going, do the same stuff again because Sheffield [United] in the moments when we played exactly how we wanted to play, they couldn’t deal with us.
The summer window is officially open, and it’s going to be tough to keep up with the comings and goings in and out of the Emirates.
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“We arrive pretty much alone with the goalie but Ramsdale played an incredible game, few outstanding saves.
“First half we should have scored three times I think and then we score two goals, I think Robbo could have had a hat-trick tonight pretty much so that just shows how what we created was really, really good and the finishing, in the end, was good enough for today but we know we can improve that still.”