Gunners target emergency keeper addition

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club are looking to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan.

The Gunners suffered another injury setback at Barcelona in midweek, with Wojciech Szczesny going down with a dislocated finger after a routing free kick save from Daniel Alves in the Nou Camp.

Szczesny joins Lukasz Fabianski on the sidelines, with the Polish stopper out since January with a shoulder injury that's cut short his season.

Vito Mannone, the fourth choice keeper, is also injured and currently on loan at Hull.

That leaves reserve team goalkeeper James Shea as the only back-up to Spanish stopper Manuel Almunia, who has reclaimed the number one jersey thanks to all the injury problems at the Emirates.


"We will look for an emergency keeper and I have somebody in mind, but it won't be in time for this weekend," said the Frenchman.

Whilst Shea has spent time training with the England senior squad in the past, a first team bow would be a major step up for the teenager and could be classed as a risk by the Arsenal boss.

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Wojciech Szczesny
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