Keylor Navas

Unai Emery has denied reports Arsenal are trying to sign Keylor Navas from Real Madrid.

Keylor Navas

The Gunners brought in Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for the 2018-19 season and the goalkeeper appears to have edged ahead of Petr Cech in a battle for the number one spot.

However, reports have suggested Arsenal are keen to do a deal for Navas, who has been on the fringes at Madrid after Thibaut Courtois joined from Chelsea.

Emery, though, said that was not the case as he believes Leno, Cech and Emiliano Martinez offer plenty of strength in depth.

“Not true,” Emery told reporters of the Navas rumours ahead of an FA Cup third-round trip to Blackpool.

Pressed on if Arsenal were keen on Navas, he added: “I don’t know. We never speak about one goalkeeper because I think – and it’s true – we are very happy with the three goalkeepers we have now. We’ve never spoken about Keylor Navas.”