Birmingham news Arsenal advised to switch targets after Tom Heaton transfer claim MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton is being linked with a surprise move to Arsenal but the Gunners have been advised to consider signing a different target this month
Breaking News ! Arsenal are being linked with a surprise move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton - but they have been advised to look elsewhere. The Gunners want to bring in new backup to No.1 Bernd Leno this month after selling Emiliano Martinez to Villa in the summer. While Martinez has shone at Villa Park - keeping more clean sheets than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season - the stopper Arsenal signed shortly after his departure, Iceland international Alex Runarsson, has struggled making several errors. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirmed he plans to reinforce the position and the Daily Mail claim Heaton could be an option. Heaton has been on the bench for Villa in the last three league matches having recently returned from injury. But the Gunners have been urged to consider Brighton and Hove Albion's Matty Ryan instead after the Australia stopper lost his place in the Seagulls side to Robert Sanchez.
. "Alex Runarsson who came in to replace him as back-up to Bernd Leno just isn’t up to the job, and I think Mikel Arteta has realised that after his error-strewn performance against Man City in the Carabao Cup. "They’re willing to let go out on loan, but of course they will need to bring in some kind of replacement.
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"I know Mikel Arteta remains a fan of David Raya at Brentford, but I’ll be surprised if they let him go in this window - possibly that could happen in the summer. "I wonder about Matty Ryan down at Brighton. He’s lost his place in the team and has been told he can leave if a club comes in for him."
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