Arsenal look set to recruit the services of the former Inter Milan goalkeeper, Julio Cesar to challenge for the Gunners' goalkeeping berth, according to The Mirror.

The 33-year-old Brazilian, who's former clubs also include Flamengo and Chievo Verona, and 2009 Ballon d'Or nominee has a wage bill of £70,000-a-week and Queens Park Rangers are keen to get him off the books as soon as possible as the prepare for the Championship.

However, due to his vast experience - he has 67 caps for Brazil - and his consistent performances between the sticks for QPR, despite their relegation, Arsenal are likely to ignore their reluctance and secure the stopper.

Arsenal have long been looking for a top quality experienced goalkeeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski for the No.1 jersey and have also been linked to other goalkeepers such as Sven Ulreich of Stuttgart and Asmir Begovic of Stoke.

Julio Cesar would certainly be the ideal candidate to fulfill the needs of Arsenal and their manager Arsene Wenger. He would be able to guard the goal and at the same time take Szczesny under his wing; acting as a mentor. His experience would no doubt force the two Polish goalkeepers to excel and become better stoppers than they already are at the moment.

Furthermore, he has reportedly long been on Arsene Wenger's radar after being heavily linked to Arsenal last summer, prior to signing to QPR, strengthening the claims of his imminent arrival at the club.

It seems that the Brazilian will soon be making the short trip from West to North London and is Emirates bound.


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