• Premier League

Arsenal line up Almunia replacement

ESPN staff
May 23, 2012
Arsenal have released Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia © Getty Images

Arsenal are considering bolstering their goalkeeping ranks with a move for Kenneth Udjus, who plays for Norwegian club Sogndal.

The Gunners released Manuel Almunia on Tuesday, while Lukasz Fabianski, the second choice behind Wojciech Szczesny, is agitating for a move away from the club.

And Udjus, 29, claims that Arsenal have sent scouts over to watch him at Sogndal, who are mid-table in the Norwegian league.

"I have heard that Arsenal have seen me in action," Udjus said. "But I cannot say any more about this. It goes without saying that playing for a big club like Arsenal would be enormous.

"But this by no means something I think a lot about. We'll see what will happen in the future but my focus now is just to perform for Sogndal."

Meanwhile, a report in the Sun claims that Arsene Wenger is lining up a bid for Toulouse's Etienne Capoue in case the move for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila falls through.

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