Report: Arsenal scout young goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski

Report: Arsenal scout young goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski

Arsenal dispatched scouts to watch young goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski last week, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old currently plays for Jagiellonia Bialystok and, despite his tender years, has already made over 40 league appearances for the club.

The Poland Under-21 international is reportedly up for sale at £4 million, per the report, and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will pursue a move for the shot-stopper in the January transfer window.

The Mail also notes that Atletico Madrid and Roma are interested in the player, having already made offers of £2m.

Petr Cech is firmly installed as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, but there have been suggestions that David Ospina could leave the club. Meanwhile, youngster Matt Macey is out of contract at the end of June.

Arsenal do have Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez out on loan, with manager Arsene Wenger believed to rate the latter highly, and Deyan Iliev signed a new contract last season.

If he did join, though, Dragowski could initially work alongside Arsenal’s academy goalkeepers Ryan Huddart and Hugo Keto.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are looking ahead to Monday night’s clash with fellow title contenders Manchester City.

Wenger’s side have created 214 chances in the Premier League this season, which is more than any other team in the division has mustered.

The Gunners have also unsurprisingly kept the ball well and have registered a passing accuracy in the league of 86%, whilst averaging a league-high 56% possession.

Arsenal have averaged 46 defensive actions per game in the Premier League this season.