Report: Arsenal closing in on Dynamo Dresden's Markus Schubert

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates after his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019...

German goalkeeper Markus Schubert is reportedly set to become Unai Emery's first summer signing at Premier League powerhouses Arsenal.

Markus Schubert of Dresden reacts during the Second Bundesliga match between SG Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC Koeln at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion on April 21, 2019 in Dresden, Germany.

Arsenal are closing in on their first signing of the summer transfer window with Markus Schubert heading to the Emirates from Dynamo Dresden, according to the Independent.

The Gunners need a new back-up goalkeeper, with Petr Cech set to retire and David Ospina set to join Napoli on a permanent basis after an impressive loan spell with Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

 

Arsenal have been linked with a number of highly-rated shot-stoppers but it seems that, one year after signing Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, they are set to bring in one of Germany’s most exciting custodians.

At the age of just 20, Schubert has already established himself as Dresden’s number one and he made 32 appearances for the second tier outfit in 2018/19, keeping nine clean sheets.

Markus Schubert of Dresden in action during the Second Bundesliga match between FC Erzgebirge Aue and SG Dynamo Dresden at Erzgebirgsstadion on April 01, 2019 in Aue, Germany.

Bild claimed back in May that the German U21 international had hired an agent who specialises in helping players seal moves to England while Dresden’s sporting director, Ralph Minge, confirmed to the same publication that the club had failed to tie Schubert down to a new contract.

His current deal expires in June and it seems as if he is on the verge of joining Arsenal for free.

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates after his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019...

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