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Gunners prepare to negotiate for £7 million-rated keeper

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Arsenal have been alerted to the availability of Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given after the Eastlands club put six fringe players up for sale, according to the Sun.

Second choice keeper Given, along with Emmanuel Adebayor, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Roque Santa Cruz and Jo, have been put up for sale with the club set to lose a whopping £50 million on them.

Given is the only one of those players Manchester City want to recoup their money on and their £7 million asking price could put the Gunners off making an offer.

Arsenal are reportedly want to bring another goalkeeper to the Emirates Stadium in January after a number of high-profile errors from Lucasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia have put their futures on the line.

However, Fabianski has had the chance to try and make amends in recent games and has played well against the likes of Wolves and Everton.

Therefore, manager Arsene Wenger, who is not usually one to splash the cash, is likely to look for a cheaper alternative and hope Fabianski can become Arsenal’s future No.1.

Along with Given, Mark Schwarzer tops Wenger’s wishlist and rumours are abound that Fulham are already weighing up their options with Carlos Kameni their preferred replacement.

Given is unsettled at Eastlands having been sat on the bench whilst Joe hart has established himself as the man between the sticks at Manchester City.

But Wenger will want to negotiate with City and try to get them to take a loss on the keeper, who won his record 109th cap for Ireland during the week, if he is to move to the Emirates.

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