Joe Hart may be the leading candidate for England’s No.1 berth at next summer’s World Cup, with 73 caps under his belt already, but the West Ham loanee’s form at club level in recent years has struggled to justify that status.
What’s more, there’s now a vibrant cohort of promising alternatives just behind him in the queue.
Southampton’s 6 foot 7 shot-stopper Fraser Forster is well-proven in the top flight, while the consistently excellent form of Tom Heaton has been one of the biggest success stories at Turf Moor since Burnley’s return to the Premier League.
Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland, meanwhile, represent the next generation breaking through. The former is now getting to grips with life at Everton, while the latter produced an almost talismanic performance against Arsenal earlier this season.
So, were Gunners fans impressed enough by the 6 foot 5 Stoke star to nominate him as England’s No.1 goalkeeper for the World Cup in Russia? Let us know by voting below…