Arsenal in a three-way battle after making the championship goalkeeper a ‘main target’

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Arsenal are among the clubs interested in giving QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng the move to the Premier League, according to a report.

Dieng has started 20 games in the Championship this season. He has kept four sheets to zero and has only conceded more than two goals in two games.

The Swiss international has been an outstanding player at the second tier and could be rewarded with a move to the top flight.

According to Sun., there are three contenders to take Dieng to the Premier League.

Arsenal, Leeds and Crystal Palace are said to have made the 26-year-old their “prime target” for the January transfer window.

All three clubs signed goalkeepers in the summer but are still eager to strengthen the role. Jack Butland has yet to play for Palace, for example, and Runar Alex Runarsson has struggled to evict Bernd Leno at Arsenal.

So they might be looking for a new shot plug to offer competition.

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Last season, Arsenal had Leno and Emiliano Martínez fighting for the number one jersey. The latter had a good run of matches towards the end of the season, but the German regained the starting role when he returned from injury.

That led Martinez to leave for Aston Villa, where he has continued to impress.

Runarsson waiting for Prem’s debut

Runarsson hasn’t been pushing Leno in the same way, and he’s yet to play in the Premier League. It didn’t help in his case by making a big mistake in the Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City last month..

That means Arsenal could still be in the market for a new goalkeeper.

Dieng could be an option after seizing his opportunity to impress this season. He had been at QPR since 2016, but borrowed a lot of time.

Since he proved to be number one on Loftus Road, he has kept his starting gloves on and might even be surpassing the level he’s currently playing at.

Therefore, QPR could lose him mid-season to a Premier League team.

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