Leeds star linked with shock summer switch to Arsenal

Rob McCarthy
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Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green is being linked with a shock summer switch to Arsenal at the tender age of 37.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a back-up to Petr Cech, with current number two David Ospina being tipped to leave the club in search of regular first-team football.

Wojciech Szczesny is also expected to move to Juventus, having spent two seasons on loan at Roma, while Emiliano Martinez has emerged as a potential target for Valencia.

That will leave Arsenal woefully short in the goalkeeping department and the Daily Star claims that Wenger is ready to turn to the experienced Green to fill the void.

Green, who did not miss a Championship game last season, has a year remaining on his current deal at Elland Road but is facing an uncertain future following Leeds’ recent capture of Felix Wiedwald from Werder Bremen.

Indeed, Wiedwald has already fired out a warning to his rival for the number one spot by claiming that he is intent on taking Green’s place.

“I am coming to play. I want to develop us and me and I hope we will play a good season”, he said.

“I have come to play and give my best on the pitch and it’s a target to get some clean sheets. I want to play football and I am a strong player.”

Arsenal’s reported interest could well tempt Leeds to cash in on Green, who has made over 250 Premier League appearances during spells at Norwich, West Ham and QPR, particularly if Wiedwald shows up well in pre-season.