Gunners want Greek goalkeeping teen sensation

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in Greek teen goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino.


According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners boss is on the lookout for back-up to number one Wojciech Szczesny.


The Emirates Stadium club currently have four first-team goalkeepers, but Wenger is still interested in Kapinos despite this.


The 6’5” 17-year-old has broken into the first team at his club Panathinaikos this season after impressing when filling in after the regular number one was suspended.


Greece national team manager, Fernando Santos, has also been impressed by the Pana youth product and handed his first senior international cap in a friendly with Romania in November.


Poland international Szczesny has now cemented his place as the Gunners’ number one keeper but there are concerns over the quality of his back-up.


Manuel Almunia is much maligned by Arsenal fans and it appears as though Wenger has lost faith in him, not even willing to play him in the Carling Cup.


Another Pole, Lukasz Fabianski, was seen as the natural understudy to his compatriot but a knee injury has kept him out for a number of weeks and a poor performance in the Champions League against another Greek side, Olympiakos, seem to have put paid to any hopes of challenging Szczesny’s supremacy.


Third choice ‘keeper Vito Mannone also played in that game and was ridiculed after a blunder gave the Greek side their second goal – he is now out on loan at Championship side Hull City.

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