Arsenal could be set to make a move for former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, after Bernd Leno suffered a major knee injury at the weekend.

The German shot stopper was stretchered off after a clash with Brighton’s Neal Maupay on Saturday, and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

With Emiliano Martinez and Matt Macey as the only other goalkeepers at the Emirates this season, Mikel Arteta could be tempted into a move for a short-term replacement to bolster his squad, according to the Express.

Hart, 31, is expected to leave current club Burnley at the end of June when his contract expires, after being replaced by Nick Pope at the start of the season.

The former Manchester City goalkeeper is said to want first team football, and although he may not get it long-term at Arsenal, he may fancy the chance of getting ahead of Martinez for the Gunners while Leno is out.

Hart would not be able to play for Arsenal until the start of next season if he was to sign, but if Leno’s knee injury is to keep him out for the best part of a year, Hart could be a potential cost-effective solution to their number one position.

Marley Anderson

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