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Arsenal transfer target quits Ligue 1 club

Landreau has reportedly left Lille (©GettyImages)
Landreau has reportedly left Lille (©GettyImages).

Long-term Arsenal transfer target Mickael Landreau has left Lille with immediate effect, leading to speculation that the Gunners could reignite their interest in the shot-stopper, according to the Daily Star.

The France international goalkeeper had his contract terminated by the Ligue 1 club after a dispute with manager Rudi Garcia.

The Daily Star reports Arsenal have tracked the goalkeeper for the past two years, and came close to signing the 33-year-old in 2010, before Wojciech Szczesny staked his claim as the Gunners number one.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be a big fan of the keeper, and could move for Landreau after a series of below-par performances from Szczesny cast doubt on his position.

The Poland international spent the majority of the early part of the season out injured, with Vito Mannone deputising in the Arsenal net.

The Italian did well between the sticks, but Szczesny has since reclaimed the number one jersey. Although a number of high-profile mistakes have led to speculation Wenger could be ready to replace the Arsenal keeper in January.

And now Landreau is available on a free transfer, the opportunity to take the France star may be too good to pass up.

The report suggests the Gunners boss could even move for Landreau to provide more competition for Szczesny's starting place.

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