Arsenal 'tracking' £9m Bundesliga stopper

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Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Wolfsburg gloveman Diego Benaglio as the look to address their goalkeeping issues in the summer.

Benaglio is the current Switzerland no.1 and his reliable performances in the Bundesliga have seen Wolfsburg slap a price tag of £9 million on the former Grasshoppers 'keeper.

Liverpool had previously been linked with a move for the 27-year-old but now, according to talkSPORT, Arsenal are 'tracking' him with interest.

TalkSPORT adds that Benaglio is keen on a move to Arsenal in order to link up with compatriot Johan Djourou, as Arsene Wenger enters the market for an experienced goalie.

Arsenal have suffered numerous goalkeeping woes in recent seasons with errors and injuries seeing no man lay permanent claim to the no.1 jersey since the departure of Jens Lehmann.


The Gunners were even forced to draft the 41-year-old in as emergency cover earlier this month after Wojciech Szczęsny dislocated his finger to leave Manuel Almunia as the only senior 'keeper in the Arsenal squad.

Almunia has since committed a catastrophic blunder as Arsenal drew 2-2 with West Brom and - despite Lukasz Fabianski set to return from injury for next season - Wenger is ready to finally solve his 'keeper crisis.

Arsenal have been linked with Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon and Liverpool first choice Pepe Reina in their pursuit of a reliable acquisition.

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