Mikel Arteta has asked Arsenal to secure services of Athletic Bilbao stopper and West Ham United target Unai Simon this summer, as reported by La Razon.
The North London club, head-coach is demanding new stopper ahead of the next season as Bran Leno has struggled to stay on top level on the consistence basis.
Tormer Manchester City coach seems to have lost faith in Germany international and plans to replace him with Atletico Bilbao stopper.
Leno has always been erratic – blessed with good reflexes but with a tendency to make mistakes that hurt the Gunners club could consider his departure from the Emirates Stadium.
And, according to La Razon, the ruthless Mikel Arteta has wasted no time in telling his Gunners board to make their move for a new stopper.
The North London giants have been instructed by their head coach to place Unai Simon at the top of their shortlist.
The 23-year-old Spain international replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga at Athletic back in 2018 and since then he has been in stunning form.
Spain national team head-coach, Luis Enrique remains a huge fan of a talented shot-stopper who appears to have succeeded David de Gea.
“Unai Simon has been outstanding,” the former Barcelona boss told El Desmarque.