​Arsenal are reportedly scouting young Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont, ​according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Lafont, who is just 17-years-old, made his Toulouse debut back in 2015, and made 24 Ligue 1 appearances during the 2015-16 season.


In recent years Arsenal have had difficulties finding a world-class goalkeeper. The likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Lukas Fabianski and David Ospina have all tried to claim a regular spot in Arsene Wenger's side, but are all now experiencing different propositions.

Szczesny has left the North London outfit on loan to Roma for the past two seasons, while Fabianski left the club in 2014 for Swansea City. Ospina has had to make do as a back-up option to regular Gunners keeper Petr Cech, who has become the club's regular goalie since he signed from Chelsea in 2015.

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Arsenal are now scouting further afield in order to sign a keeper for the long-term future, and have identified Lafont as a potential signing in the future. 

Arsenal currently have plenty of youth prospects, with the likes of Alex Iwobi and Rob Holding both seen by Wenger as having bright futures at the club, and Lafont could join their ranks should Arsenal pursue a deal.

Lafont now plays on a regular basis with Toulouse, and has also earned international recognition with France, after making his youth debut for both U16 and U17 sides in 2015. 

He also hold the record for being the youngest ever player to appear in a Ligue 1 match at 16-years-and-310 days, beating the previous record held by Mickael Landreau.