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The Gunners have snapped up the talented 19-year-old Polish ace from Legia Warsaw.

Spanish journalist Kike Marin ‘confirmed’ the news on Twitter this morning.

He wrote: “confirmed: This is the goalkeeper who is going to sign the @Arsenal is called Radoslaw Majeck, is Polish, is 19 years old, measures 1.93 and plays in the @LegiaWarszawa #Arsenal.”

Majecki could be seen by the club as a potential long-term replacement for Petr Cech

Cech has been deposed as Arsenal’s No.1 by summer signing Bernd Leno, and he could now be shunted further down the pecking order.

Although that could be delayed until the end of the season, with the Evening Standard recently reporting the Gunners would most likely loan Majecki back to Legia for the rest of the campaign before taking a decision over their next move in the summer.

Cech turns 37 in May and with his contract up, Arsenal may decide to move him on and promote a younger shot-stopper to the bench.

Another goalkeeper Arsenal are keen on is Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas

Reports in Spain claim Unai Emery is keen to hurry through a £12.5m deal for the Costa Rica international.

Navas has Thibaut Courtois for company at the Bernabeu, and the 32-year-old could be up for a move.

If he arrives he could complete with Leno for the gloves.

The German will return between the sticks tomorrow when Burnley visit north London in the Premier League.

ech played in Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to rivals Tottenham but the German is favoured for top-flight matches.

Wednesday’s quarter-final meeting between the two teams was mired in controversy after Spurs’s Dele Alli was hit in the back of the head by a plastic water bottle shortly after he scored their second goal.

Arsenal said on Thursday they have identified an image of the individual who threw a bottle at the Emirates Stadium and are working with police to apprehend the suspect.

Mauricio Pochettino says he does not think Arsenal should be punished for the incident.

He said: “It’s not fair for Arsenal, the club, the fans to pay for one…what word can I use? I don’t want to be wrong but I think everyone realises! You cannot pay (the price) for one.

“One person cannot create a mess in a club like Arsenal. Arsenal is going to take a big decision, with responsibility to fix. People have to behave and celebrate and support your team but in the right way.

“It’s such a dangerous thing, if the bottle hit him on his head or his eyes we’re then talking about a very bad thing. There’s no point when you go to enjoy a game and that happens.”

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