Date: 4th July 2012 at 3:45pm
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L’Equipe, Arsenal are poised to spend another £12 million, this time on France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Arsene Wenger is not shy at expressing an interest in French stars and with the departure of Manuel Almunia and potentially Lukasz Fabianski, Arsenal will need another shot-stopper who is prepared to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the gloves.

In a recent interview, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas had this to say:

‘Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market.’

There maybe some Arsenal fans who question the need for a goalkeeper like Lloris. However, I’d much rather have a back-up keeper who can push Szczesny to be the best he can be, rather than him becoming complacent and thinking his place is cemented in the starting line-up.

The sum of £12 million is being reportedly being prepared by the Gunners, but it is thought that Liverpool and AC Milan could also be interested in signing the 25-year-old, so it could be down to who jumps in first and offers the best deal. Of course, should we capture Lloris then it would take our spending so far this summer to around £32 million, which is surprising high considering recent transfer windows.

I am glad that Arsenal are looking to the future and signing players, it shows that we are learning from past mistakes and want to challenge for silverware again.

I would love to see Arsenal sign another decent defender and maybe another midfielder, but I think this will depend on what happens with Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott.

In regards to Lloris, I think we would be mad not to sign him as he is a quality player who could add value to our squad, as well as challenge Szczesny for his spot.

Should we snap Lloris up if the price is right?

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