Arsenal looking to replace Cech with Oblak

Arsenal looking to replace Cech with Oblak

February 2, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Arsenal are planning a summer move for Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, according to London Evening Standard.

Having seen current number one Petr Cech struggle in recent weeks, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to replace the former Chelsea keeper with a new signing in the summer.

Oblak has been in consistently good form for Atleti over the last few seasons, keeping 59 clean sheets in his 100 league games for the Wanda Metropolitano outfit.

The report claims that Arsenal officials are keeping a close eye on the Slovenian stopper and want to avoid conflicting interest from the likes of Paris Saint Germain.

The Ligue 1 outfit have been big admirers of Oblak for sometime but financial fairplay regulations have seen them drop their interest.

Arsenal, who are in the Europa League this season with Atleti, are sitting outside the Champions League places in the Premier League table, but Wenger hopes a return to form and a potential win in that competition could see back in European football’s biggest club competition.

Atleti, who will be keen to keep hold of the keeper, are also concerned about a number of other player exits, with Antoine Griezmann linked with a move to title rivals Barcelona.

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