In light of the lack of talk regarding QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar and his supposing never ending transfer to the club, it’s come apparent to me for some time now that there is probably very little truth in the reports from a few weeks back that seemed to confirm that genuine negotiations had taken place between representatives from all three parties. I was pretty certain there was some form of truth in this rumour, simply because so many media outlets and sources were confirming the news. As of now it seems like it wasn’t meant to be and so the most recent reports regarding goalkeepers surrounding the potential interest in Simon Mignolet.
Sunderland and Belgium International goalkeeper Simon Mignolet seems to be another option for Arsene Wenger’s side and has been recognised as a real potential candidate to fill the goalkeeper role that many fans feel needs to be one of the areas we need to prioritise and address. I don’t feel the same way on the goalkeeping issue, and although I recognise that perhaps we need to add competition to Szczseny, I feel that in the long run our current number one has all the qualities to succeed. So in that aspect I’d prefer an older, experienced and cheap goalkeeper that can provide a competitive stance at the club, which is basically Julio Cesar.
But back to Mignolet and its been reported that Sunderland are quoting a £9 million price tag for their Belgian shot-stopper, but with Liverpool and other European clubs also interested from Italy and Germany, it won’t be easy for Arsenal to strike a deal, that is if there is genuine interest of course! I like Mignolet, I think he has a lot of good qualities and has the right level of experience now in the Premier League to be a very successful goalkeeper for Arsenal if he does come to join the club. Who would you prefer to join Arsenal this summer?