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Arsenal close on Premier League stopper

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Arsenal are the hot favourites to land West Ham United keeper Robert Green.

The England stopper has been linked with a move away from the Boleyn Ground after an impressive season for the Hammers, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer.

Green is currently battling it out for the England No.1 spot in South Africa, with the former Norwich City star facing stiff competition from David James and Joe Hart in the race to start against USA.

The goalkeeper spent a decade with the Canaries before moving to London in 2006. West Ham paid £2 million for Green's services, and he hasn't disappointed in his four seasons with the club.

Gunners boss Wenger is widely expected to bring a new keeper to the club this summer, with Gianluigi Buffon and Sebastien Frey just two european names linked with the post.

Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski failed to take their opportunities at the Emirates last season as the north London side finished the campaign a distant third, and a new keeper is needed to steady the ship at the club.

Uncertain financial circumstances greet Avram Grant at the Irons, whose owners are thought to have placed a £4 million price tag on the head of Green.

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Green moving across the capital, and the latest newspaper reports suggest Green is almost certain to leave his current club. Wenger is the favourite to make a move, although might have to wait until after the World Cup to confirm any deal.

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