Date: 22nd January 2019 at 5:28pm
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Arsenal have targeted Sampdoria’s Emil Audero as a potential replacement for the retiring Petr Cech, according to reports in Italy.

Italia (via FootballItalia) suggests Audero, 21, has appeared on Arsenal’s radar despite Sampdoria preparing to activate their option to buy the young Italian shot-stopper this summer.

Audero is on loan at Sampdoria from and has been ever present for the side this season, and his performances have reportedly caught the eye of the as they look to replace Cech.

Cech’s contract at expires this summer but rather than extend his stay or move elsewhere, the 36-year-old recently announced that he will hang up his gloves at the end of the season.

The already have and ready to step in for Cech, but it remains to be seen whether the former will stay at the club having been loaned out this season to Napoli, while the latter has only featured 14 times in all competitions for Arsenal since 2010.