Jump to content



Recommended Posts

Arsenal - Future French international in sights?

23 Mar 2006 11:19



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be weighing up a summer swoop for Le Mans goalkeeper Yohann Pele.


Despite the fact that current first choice custodian Jens Lehmann is close to signing a new one-year contract with the Gunners, Wenger is keen to bring in a long-term successor to the veteran German international.


Pele, 23, has emerged as one of the best young goalkeepers in Ligue 1, and has been widely tipped to break into the French national squad in the near future.


Arsenal have also been linked with a move for 26-year-old Nantes goalkeeper Mickael Landreau, who is keen to join a top-class club this summer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Le Mans keeper Yoann Pele has opened the door to a move to Arsenal by admitting he would love to join The Gunners.


Arsene Wenger has an exciting crop of young outfield stars coming through the ranks in North London, but is clearly on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Germany number one Jens Lehmann.


Wenger has sent his scouts far and wide to check on prospective new keepers and the reports on Pele have been excellent.


Former Gunners star Gilles Grimandi has taken in a number of Le Mans games this term and the feedback on the giant 23-year-old keeper has been positive.


Pele has been one of the stars of Ligue 1 this term, but he clearly has his eyes fixed on a new challenge.


He is aware that Arsenal are keeping tabs on his progress and is clearly ready to make the jump to The Premiership.


"I know Arsenal are interested," the keeper is quoted as saying in the News of the World.


"They have watched me several times and it'd be great to join them."


The Gunners are set to move to their new home at Ashburton Grove in time for the start of the new season and there could be a clutch of new faces on show, as reports suggest Wenger will be given the green light to spend big in the summer in order to close the gap on Chelsea.



Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...