Date for medicals fixed as Arsenal close in on first summer signing

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Arsenal are on the brink of announcing Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert as their first signing of the summer, according to reports.

Unai Emery has been in the market for a new stopper following Petr Cech’s retirement at the end of last season.

Schubert, 21, has come through the youth team at Bundesliga 2 side Dresden and is currently a Germany Under-21 international.

He had scouts watching him across Europe having been regarded as one of the best young keepers in Germany.

Arsenal will be delighted that they have managed to keep the deal under wraps although no official announcement has been made yet and no fee disclosed.

According to the Independent, Schubert will arrive as an understudy to current No1 Bernd Leno with the view of becoming first choice in the near future.

Arsenal could also loan him out next season to gain first-team experience in England with the Championship his most likely destination.

His arrival will also see the permanent departure of David Ospina.

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