According to The Daily MirrorArsenal are interested in signing Brighton 18 year old goalkeeper Christian Walton.
The player who has gained a lot of attraction from several top Premiership club as a result of his performances at his club. A lot of EPL clubs are on his trail according to The Daily Mirror.
Wenger is not one to shy away from signing young players when he sees one and Walton may have caught his attention. Though, not set to take up the number two position in the club even when we do sign him, Walton could yet have a future at one of England’s top team. Arsenal’s current number one goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was also snapped up at a very young age and was brought through the ranks before becoming he was promoted to the first team.
Arsenal’s number two man Lukasz Fabianski recently signed a five year deal with Swansea and is set to leave the club at the end of the month which means Arsenal needs another goalkeeper and with reports that Martinez may be promoted, Christian Walton may just be Martinez’s replacement in the youth team instead of Fabianski replacement.
Though, the 21 year old Argentine ( Martinez ) still has a lot to learn, Wenger as we all know is not the type to shy away from encouraging young players just like he did in cases that have to do with Szczesny, Cesc, Wilshere, Gibbs, and Gnabry just to mention a few.
Martinez as number two is a possibility even though the manager is yet to say anything to that effect. He still has a lot to learn no doubt, but just like Szczesny, he needs to start from somewhere. Szczesny didn’t get to be number one overnight, he took his time, and when the opportunity came his way he seized it.
At this stage, it is not clear whether or not the club has put in a bid for 18 year old Christian Walton, but this looks like the type of signing Wenger will make.
Do you see us signing this 18 year old goalkeeper this summer?