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Arsenal prepare bid for new No.1 target

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Arsenal are being linked with a move for Rangers keeper Allan McGregor.

The Scottish international stopper was watched by Gunners scout Alex Stafford in the match against Hibernian last night, according to the Daily Mail, and Arsenal are reportedly considering a move.

Arsene Wenger was heavily linked with a number of keepers in the summer, including McGregor, and now the Arsenal manager appears to have stepped-up his interest in the player after having the player watched in back-to-back matches.

Mark Schwarzer, Sebastien Frey and Federico Marchetti were all thought to be on the Emirates radar at one stage or another, with Manuel Almunia, Łukasz Fabiański and Wojciech Szczesny all failing to secure the number one spot on a permanent basis in north London.

29-year-old McGregor kept a clean sheet at Easter Road last night and looked convincing throughout, although Walter Smith has stressed that he does not wish to sell the player to Arsenal or anyone.

"I'm sure Arsene would have phoned me if he was wanting to take him and you will be the first to know if he gets in touch," Smith said in his press conference earlier today.


 

With the Gunners challenging for trophies on four fronts, the addition of a consistent number one could be the difference between success and failure on multiple fronts for Arsenal.

However, McGregor is cup-tied for the Champions League and so would not be able to represent Arsenal in that competition.

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