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It’s an exclusive from the Independent, and I SO don’t care about this story but there is literally nothing else happening at the moment and I’ve expended most of my intellectual energy on my analytics post this morning:

Arsenal will make a formal offer to Sunderland to sign their goalkeeper Simon Mignolet at the end of the season.

Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has had the player watched repeatedly by his scouts and has made checks about the character of the 25-year-old Belgian.

Mingolet has made 125 saves in 33 games this season for a 26% save percentage (although this stat is apparently crap, for good reason, because not every save is equal, innit?) and has accrued ten clean sheets for the Black Cats.

So shrewd signing from Arsenal, and another Belgium for everyone to rave over in Londontown.