Since the glory days of David Seaman, goalkeeper has been a real problem position for Arsenal.
Of course, the likes of Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski have never been considered truly elite glovesman, whilst Wojciech Szczesny has struggled to live up to his full potential.
But when even a proven Premier League winner like Petr Cech is struggling between the sticks at the Emirates Stadium, you know there’s something more at play than simply the personnel involved.
Indeed, it wouldn’t be too far to suggest Arsenal’s goalkeeping department is cursed, no doubt interlinked with the extra demands placed on their No.1s by an open and often disorganised defence.
But according to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, Sunderland shot-stopper Jordan Pickford is being eyed as a potential solution.
The Black Cats youngster has been in fine form this season, keeping his side within a chance of avoiding relegation. But is he the man to end Arsenal’s goalkeeping curse? FFC’s Tom Skinner takes a look…