There are rumours making the rounds that Arsenal have joined the race to sign Jordan Pickford.
The goalkeeper of the struggling Premier League side Sunderland has largely helped in limiting the damage inflicted on them this term with Pickford being the regular man in front of goal. Despite the poor form of the club, he has managed to have a decent season that has attracted a lot of clubs.
Manchester City, Everton and now Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing him as Sunderland are set to drop to the second tier. There are rumours that Arsenal are looking at having a long term plan for a goalkeeper and Pickford fits the bill.
Yes, there is Petr Cech and David Ospina but the club wants a long term interest. Scouts are allegedly monitoring the player, with some seeing the game against Watford over the weekend. If Arsenal decide to make a move on the player, they will not have it easy as City and Everton are keen on getting the 23-year old.
In other news, Arsenal seem to have convinced troubled playmaker Alexis Sanchez to stay another year despite the heavy links with Chelsea. The Chilean reportedly told the club that he would remain at the Emirates but walk a free agent if the club does not match his ambitions.
The Daily Mirror claims Sanchez would stay a year, receive £250,000 but he could leave the following year if Arsenal do not match his demands.
Sanchez had an incredible year leading up to the issues following contract extension. Since Arsenal signed him and Mesut Ozil in 2013 and 2014, they have not had stars that can influence games. It seems the cycle of the best players exiting and the team rebuilding is about to happen yet again.