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Karl Hein could save Arsenal millions if Bernd Leno leaves

Bernd Leno leaving Arsenal will look increasingly likely if Aaron Ramsdale consolidates his number one spot after the international break.

Speculation is already starting up. The Daily Mail recently reported that Inter Milan are looking at the German. And before that, Juventus were linked with a future move for the 29-year-old.

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The Mail’s report on Leno’s future suggested that Arsenal would look to replace him if he left.

And the names on their radar include Andre Onana, David Raya and Neto at Barcelona.

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Admittedly, Onana will be a free agent next year. But more recent reports suggest that he is ready to join Inter.

Raya would certainly not come cheap. And Neto will likely cost a little bit, too.

With that in mind, perhaps Arteta should look at another international – who is already on the club’s books.

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Karl Hein is yet to make his competitive debut for the Gunners. But the 19-year-old seems to really impress whenever the international breaks come around.

Once again, he received some plaudits on social media when Estonia faced Wales on Monday.

Could Karl Hein replace Bernd Leno at Arsenal?

He is now into double figures for international caps. And in light of that, Arteta should seriously consider promoting Hein should Leno leave.

Obviously, he is not on Leno’s level at this stage of his career. But he clearly has a lot of potential.

Signing a back-up goalkeeper may not be easy either. They need to be good enough to provide competition for Ramsdale. But they also need to be prepared to spend long periods out of the side.

Perhaps Arsenal could save themselves millions therefore, by replacing Leno with Hein should the German move on.

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