With Petr Cech ageing and uncertainty surrounding the future of Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates, a new goalkeeper could be on one of Arsène Wenger’s future wish lists, perhaps as early as the summer of 2017.
The French manager, who managed to convince the highly rated Czech shot stopper to choose Arsenal over other clubs, has apparently been looking over in Belgium for inspiration, and Standard Liège’s Guillaume Hubert seems to have caught his eye.
The 22-year-old has, according to Het Laatste Nieuws, been scouted on five different occasions by the Premier League side this season, with a representative present at the weekend as Standard drew 2-2 to KRC Genk.
At 6’6”, the young goalkeeper has all the physical attributes to be a success in England, if Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is anything to go by, who himself stands just one centimetre taller than his compatriot.
Of course, there are many other targets out there, and Hubert isn’t the first goalkeeper Arsenal have scouted in recent times, with Toulouse’s 17-year-old Alban Lafont also a reported name on Wenger’s list of potential Cech replacements.
This isn’t the first time Hubert has attracted attention from England, with Liverpool, Swansea, Aston Villa and Leicester all said to have considered the goalkeeper in the past.