After Viviano and Fabianski Arsenal are set to lose another keeper this month

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Deyan Iliev is set to join Belgian side KV Mechelen, leaving The Gunners desperately short on goalkeeping options.

Yesterday saw Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski's future confirmed, and the Pole will not be staying at The Emirates Stadium. It was confirmed yesterday that the goalkeeper would be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. Swansea City will be the destination, as he goes in pursuit of regular first-team football.

He of course is not the only Arsenal keeper to leave this month. Emiliano Viviano did not play a single game for the club during his loan spell from Palermo but he certainly says he enjoyed his spell as the club's third-choice stopper. The Italian international's loan deal is now over and he is seeking pastures new - Arsenal's goalkeeper cache is running low.

And now it looks as though they are about to lose one more - a young talented one at that.

It is reported that 17-year-old goalkeeper Deyan Iliev will be leaving Arsenal this summer - after reportedly agreeing to move to Belgian Pro League side KV Mechelen.

The club, who have fellow Macedonian Tome Pacovski as one of their current crop of keepers as well as Macedonian striker Aleksandr Trajkovski, are reportedly set to bring in the teenager to bulk up their already impressive collection of players from the Balkan country.

For Arsenal it leaves them very short of options in between the sticks. Josh Vickers has been offered a contract, but so far no commitment has been made, meaning if Illiev means it is only Wojciech Szczesny, Damian Martinez and Matt Macey confirmed as being with the club next season.

Their hunt for a new goalkeeper must surely be on par with their long winded hunt for a striker, if they are to win silverware again next season.

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