Arsenal faces competition for Onana as demand grows in Ajax goalkeeper

Arsenal face competition to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

This is because rival interest has grown since the verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

CAS decided to reduce his doping ban.

Onana had been serving a year-long suspension.

This followed a positive out-of-competition test for Furosemide.

But after appealing UEFA’s original punishment, the Ajax goalkeeper had his ban reduced to nine months by CAS.

That has led to increased interest in the 25-year-old.

Onana will be allowed to leave Ajax this summer before his contract expires at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Arsenal’s Onana interest

Arsenal have been monitoring Onana’s situation closely during the past few months.

They have initially been interested in signing him last January.

Technical director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta are big admirers of the Cameroon international.

But the Gunners have yet to firm up their interest with an official offer.

Arsenal have held discussions with Onana’s representatives.

But Arsenal have yet to decide whether they will step up their pursuit of the keeper.


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The situation is complicated by the uncertainty over Bernd Leno.

Arsenal’s current No.1 is open to a move away but is in no rush to decide his future.

This is due to his involvement with Germany at Euro 2020.

That could cause an issue because although Onana is keen on a move to Arsenal.

But he wants to join a club where he would be first choice and that would not be certain should Leno still be around.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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