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‘Better than Ramsdale’: Some Arsenal fans react as ace with ‘world class’ potential closes in on new deal

Arsenal are will offer a new long-term contract to youth goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo. The prospect’s deal with the Gunners expired last week.

According to Football London, the Hale End graduate is ‘highly likely’ to sign a deal with the Premier League side that will commit his long-term future to the club.

Arthur Okonkwo is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal.
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Okonkwo didn’t make a single first-team appearance last season for Arsenal. However, the 19-year-old shot-stopper is highly rated by the north London side, with the keeper featuring on the bench for the Gunners in UEFA Europa League games.

Moreover, Arsenal look set to sign a goalkeeper this summer. There are question marks over the future of Bernd Leno. Goal also report that the Gunners retain an interest in Ajax star Andre Onana.

Bernd Leno could leave Arsenal this window.
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The Gunners are also keen on Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale, who the Sheffield Star report is available for £40m. Indeed, the England international has been relegated twice in his past two seasons as a Premier League player.

Whilst fans debate which keeper the club should sign this summer, supporters on social media were happy that Arsenal were close to tying Okonkwo down to a new deal.

Here’s what some supporters had to say about the teenager keeper signing a new contract with Arsenal on Twitter…

With Alex Runarsson likely to go out on loan next season, there is a chance that Okonkwo could be the club’s second-choice keeper when the new campaign rolls around.

Mat Ryan is also looking unlikely to return to Arsenal following his release from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer. Celtic are reportedly keen on the Australian international according to Sky Sports News.

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