Arsenal are looking to strengthen between the sticks this January with a move for Mainz shot-stopper Loris Karius on the cards, that is according the Metro.
The ‘keeper is widely regarded as the second best goalie in the Bundesliga with only Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer pipping him to the accolade as the best – no shame in being behind such a player in the rankings, though.
The German U-21 international is out of contract in the summer and could therefore be snapped up for a cut-price deal this month – Benfica tried to sign the youngster in the summer.
Wenger may well have decided to move the Mainz ‘keeper following Wojciech Szczesny’s horror show against Southampton – a performance which has seen the Poland international already lose his No.1 spot for this weekend’s clash with Hull City, Le Professeur has confirmed.
Karius has made 41 Bundesliga appearances for Mainz in his three seasons with the club so far.