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Scott Carson to be the new Jens Lehmann?

274333_mediumsquare The Daily Telegraph has reported that Arsenal are set to make a £5m summer bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson, who is currently on loan at Charlton.

'[Rafa] Benitez's unswerving backing for [Pepe] Reina, plus the January loan signing of young Italian goalkeeper Daniele Padelli from Sampdoria - a move which is expected to be made permanent in the summer - has left Carson facing a difficult route into the first team at Anfield, and he is likely to be interested by the prospect of a move to Arsenal in the hope that it might enhance his chances of claiming the England No 1 spot before Euro 2008,' says the Telegraph.

I don't rate Carson that highly – he's a big lad and a decent shot-stopper, but is prone to lapses in concentration – and would be surprised if Arsene Wenger rated him as a credible successor to Mad Jens Lehmann. Manuel Almunia is just as good as Carson, in my opinion.

February 14, 2007 in Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, Liverpool, Rumours & gossip | Permalink


Carson was on loan with Sheff Wed at the end of last year when we were struggling to survive relegation. his record for us was P9 W5 D3 L1. He was our best player by a mile and we ended up 10 points clear of relegation in the end. he is prone to lapses in concentration, but is still under 21

Posted by: bryn | Feb 14, 2007 1:55:30 PM

They're going to try for Boruc from Celtic.

Posted by: Sez | Feb 14, 2007 3:16:22 PM

I think Carson is an excellent prospect. At 21 he's still got lots of time for improvement. He'd be a good signing for the gunners.

Posted by: joe | Feb 14, 2007 10:35:16 PM

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