Arsenal should make summer move for Everton's Jordan Pickford

Harry Maguire of England and Jordan Pickford of England talk to teammates prior to the International friendly between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London,...

Arsenal should make a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in he summer transfer window.

Petr Cech of Arsenal makes a save and falls into his net during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

Petr Cech’s performances for Arsenal for the past two seasons have not been great, and there is also the small matter of the former Chelsea goalkeeper being 35 years of age.

Although Cech remains a very good Premier League goalkeeper, it is time for Arsenal to look to the future and sign a younger player for that position.

Jordan Pickford would be a brilliant signing for Arsenal. The England international goalkeeper may have joined Everton from Sunderland only last summer, but the Gunners should make a bid for the 24-year-old.

Pickford, who earns £60,000 per week as salary at Everton according to Spotrac.com, has made mistakes on occasions this season, but the 24-year-old is a supremely confident goalkeeper who is good with his feet, distributes the ball well and is also brilliant at shot-stopping.

Jordan Pickford of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

  TeamSeasonSavesSaves Inside BoxSaves Outside BoxPunchesCrosses ClaimedPassing AccuracyGoals ConcededAppearancesMins Played
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 2016-2017 135 73 62 22 42 46% 50 29 2,610
Petr Cech Arsenal 2016-2017 115 75 39 9 28 56% 37 35 3,098
Jordan Pickford Everton 2017-2018 104 60 44 20 16 45% 53 32 2,880
Petr Cech Arsenal 2015-2016 101 53 46 19 39 59% 31 34 3,060
Petr Cech Arsenal 2017-2018 75 52 18 18 27 64% 41 30 2,680
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 2015-2016 11 3 8 1 8 31% 6 2 180

Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner (R) slots his penalty kick past Everton's English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (C) to score the opening goal during the English FA Cup third round...

The former Sunderland star could be the first-choice goalkeeper for England at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, which shows just how good he is.

Arsenal need to make some changes to their squad in the summer transfer window in order to achieve long-term success, and one of those should be signing Pickford from Everton and making him the first-choice goalkeeper.

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