As Mikel Arteta pursues Andre Onana, the reality about Arsenal's goalkeeping dilemma emerges.

Arsenal will intensify their pursuit of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who is seen to be a long-term successor for Bernd Leno.

As Mikel Arteta pursues Andre Onana, the reality about Arsenal's goalkeeping dilemma emerges.
Andre Onana might join Arsenal in the near future (photo courtesy of Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images).

Arsenal are aiming to reinforce a variety of positions this summer, and knows that Andre Onana has been earmarked as a long-term alternative for Bernd Leno.

Due to a doping violation handed down at the end of February, the 25-year-old is presently suspended from football for a year.
Onana's suspension is being challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday, with a judgement on whether the suspension will stand or be overturned likely by the end of the day.
Regardless of the suspension, Arsenal are set to continue their pursuit of the Ajax goalkeeper, with the only difference being that if CAS fails to overturn the appeal, the Gunners may be able to buy him for a reduced fee.

Onana is another goalkeeping coach's recommendation, according to Inaki Cana, who has known the Cameroon international for almost a decade from their time together at Barcelona's academy.

Last month, reported that German goalkeeper Bernd Leno is looking for a fresh challenge outside of Arsenal, with the Gunners open to bids for the 29-year-old.
Leno wants to play regular European football, but he is unlikely to make a transfer until he receives a formal offer.

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan excelled during his loan stay with the club, and Arsenal are considering making him a permanent acquisition.
Ryan is not likely to be part of Graham Potter's plans for next season and has been advised that he will be able to find a new club in the coming months.

Mat Ryan of Arsenal

Alex Runarsson is also free to leave Arsenal this summer, though he remains optimistic about battling for a spot in the team next season.

Meanwhile, at Emirates Stadium, numerous highly-rated goalkeepers are developing, including Arthur Okonkwo.
Okonkwo's contract with the club ends at the end of June, but conversations have been 'good,' and there is still optimism among Arsenal supporters that he would commit his future to the club.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young talents at Emirates Stadium, and JoriPress has learned that clubs in France, Belgium, and Portugal have showed interest in signing the shot stopper, who is out of contract this summer.

Karl Hein and James Hillson, two more goalkeepers who have been identified for a good future in the game, have also been selected in rotation as the third-choice goalkeepers for European games. Estonian international Hein is another youngster who has been identified for a good future in the game.