Arsenal could be about to make a splash in the January transfer market, with Sunderland’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the frame, and Gooners all over the country are welcoming the news.
Earlier today, the Evening Standard wrote that Pickford was being eyed up by Arsene Wenger as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, with the 22-year-old going back to the Stadium of Light on loan for the rest of the season and possibly even next season.
The England Under-21 goalie has been in sensational form this season as the Black Cats battle to stay in the Premier League, and whether they stay up or not, it seems certain that Pickford will be playing top-flight football either way.
With Cech turning 35 in May, the hierarchy at the Emirates will be aware he can’t go on forever – and it looks like fans are right behind the decision to sign Pickford as his replacement:
Don't get too excited about English goalkeepers, but Jordan Pickford's the real deal. If #Arsenal reports are true, I'd be very happy…
— Jem Maidment (@JemMaidment) December 23, 2016
Jordan Pickford is a good signing from Sunderland; after all, they did owe us for taking Vito Mannone.
— Tony H. (@ManLikeWilsh) December 23, 2016
— luke de-gilbert (@lukedegilbert9) December 23, 2016
Would love if we signed Jordan Pickford? having a blinding season and he's got a bright future ahead of him??
— Lucy Simmons (@SimmonsLucy) December 23, 2016
@JPickford1 come to Arsenal mate ! London is a better city than Sunderland
— Wilshere's Revival (@WilshereRevival) December 23, 2016
Signing Jordan Pickford wouldnt be bad! The times Ive seen him he's shown good qualities. I rate him and he could develop to be world class.
— Daniel (@Mexican_Gooner) December 23, 2016
Would actually be a helluva steal if we got Jordan Pickford.
— Tyler (@Magnum_Ozis) December 23, 2016
Jordan Pickford would be an excellent signing for Arsenal still only 22 and has been one of the best keepers this season.
— ? (@BaccaIieri) December 23, 2016
Arsenal looking to signing Jordan Pickford and then loan him back until May, been very impressed with this guy when I've seen him play.
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) December 23, 2016
Could do a lot worse than Jordan Pickford
— Simon Breeze (@Simon_Breeze) December 23, 2016
We obviously have no idea if the transfer will come off, but if it does, would he fit in at the Emirates?