Arsenal consider Hugo Lloris if Iker Casillas bid fails

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Arsenal have placed Hugo Lloris on their summer transfer shortlist as they look to replace Lukasz Fabianski, reports Spanish newspaper AS.

The source claims that Arsenal's first choice signing for a goalkeeper is Real Madrid star Iker Casillas but, failing that, they will move onto alternative targets, one of which is Lloris.

The France international would be in good company at the Emirates Stadium as Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud already ply their trade on the red side of north London. Lloris has also declared his desire to play Champions League football in the near future; something which Arsenal can offer and Spurs cannot.

However, the implications of moving from White Hart Lane to the Gunners is a passageway that is not easily trod. Daniel Levy would be reluctant to sell one of Tottenham's best players to their arch-rivals regardless of how much is offered.

Wenger has managed to sign Sol Campbell before, much to the dismay of Tottenham fans, but that was because the Spurs captain was out of contract.

The reality is that a move for Lloris would be difficult to envisage and leaves Arsenal looking towards either Willy Caballero of Malaga and St Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier should a move for Casillas fail.

Arsenal are keen to sign an established goalkeeper this summer as the departure of Emiliano Viviano and Lukasz Fabianski has left them with just one recognised goalkeeper in the form of Wojciech Szczesny.

Wenger wants an established goalkeeper to help push Szczesny to improve and Lloris would certainly do that. 

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