Monday, 3 November 2008

Almunia To Be Shown Emirates Exit As Arsenal Line Up Shock Move For Ligue 1 Keeper?

Arsenal are ready to make a shock January move for goalkeeper Mickael Landreau at Ligue 1 side Paris St Germain, with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger ready to replace current keeper Manuel Almunia, according to reports in France.

29-year-old Landreau has been at PSG since joining from Nantes in 2006 and is considered one of the best keepers in France, with Landreau a penalty-kick specialist, having saved over 30 during his career at Nantes and PSG.

Wenger has been keeping an eye on Landreau since last season, but decided to give Almunia his chance at the Emirates Stadium following the departure of German International Jens Lehmann to VfB Stuttgart in the summer.

However, Wenger is understood to have some concerns over his Spanish keeper after recent performances, with the Frenchman not convinced that Almunia is up to the task in the Premier League for the long-term and has drawn up a list of possible replacements, with the PSG stopper topping it.

Landreau has two-years left to run on his contract at the Parc des Princes and could be available for as little as £2million when the transfer window reopens in January, should Wenger decide to follow up his initial interest in the keeper.

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