Arsenal target French stopper

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Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for French stopper Steve Mandanda, according to reports.

Le 10 Sport claims both the Gunners and Atletico Madrid are interested in the 28-year-old goalkeeper, who has 18 caps for Les Bleus after making his debut back in 2008.

AS Monaco were also linked with a move for the player last summer, and speculation in his homeland claims Mandanda's head may have been turned over a move away from Marseille.

Should he leave the Stade Velodrome at the end of the season, then it would be no surprise to see a clutch of clubs show an interest in the two-time Ligue 1 keeper of the year.

Arsenal have had problems between the sticks in the past, with a lack of experience often proving to be an Achilles heel when it comes to challenging for trophies both domestically and in Europe.

However, current number one Wojciech Szczesny has impressed this season, and made the position his own at the Emirates Stadium ahead of the Gunners' number two - Lukasz Fabianski.

Mandanda would offer some experience if Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger were to bring the player to the club, and 'the professor' does have a track record of bringing players from his homeland to north London.

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