Date:17th February 2019 at 7:51pm
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Arsenal are prepared to make a move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the summer, according to the Sun.

As Petr Cech recently announced he will be retiring at the end of this season, Arsenal boss Unai Emery sees the Burnley youngster as a possible replacement.

Were this move to go ahead, Pope will find himself competing for the No1 jersey against Bernd Leno. The German is currently starting in goal for the North London club after arriving at the Emirates last summer from Bayer Leverkusen.

Tom Heaton is currently starting between the sticks for the Clarets, and is in fine form, as Sean Dyche’s men have not lost any of the seven league games Heaton has started since his return to the starting line-up.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has a trio of England stoppers to choose from.

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Pope lost his place in the Burnley first team last July, when he dislocated his shoulder in a Europa League qualifying match against Aberdeen. 

Last season, the 26-year-old came in for the injured Heaton and immediately helped the Lancashire club qualify for European football for the first time since 1966.

The young stopper had a remarkable spell in the side and his injury was certainly ill-timed, with both Joe Hart and Heaton now ahead of Pope at Turf Moor.

The Gunners aren’t the only club willing to match Burnley’s £10million asking price, as Tottenham have also been linked with the England international.

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