Wojciech Szczesny
Arsene Wenger desperate to replace SzczesnyReuters

Arsenal are actively searching for a new goalkeeper to replace Wojciech Szczesny after the Pole's indiscretions following their 2-0 loss to Southampton, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old was at fault for both goals against the Saints, scampering out of his line for the first and issuing an erratic kick to gift Southampton the second.

His mistakes mean that the Gunners are currently three points behind Southampton in the race for fourth and four behind Manchester United, who are third.

However, the incident boiled over as the Pole was reportedly found smoking after the game for which he was fined heavily by the manager. His recent act has put him in the firing line of the Frenchman, who believes that the Pole will have a negative influence on the chemistry of his team.

Wenger is therefore looking to launch summer bids for Petr Cech at Chelsea and Hugo Lloris at Tottenham in a move to bolster his defence, which has been leaking goals this season.

However, with both clubs currently above Arsenal in the league table, it will be difficult for the Gunners to forge a deal, especially if they miss out on Champions League football.

Cech has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge this season with Thibaut Courtois being given the responsibility to marshal the posts, following his impressive loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

Lloris has previously expressed his desire to leave the club in search of Champions League action and the Gunners may have an outside chance if Tottenham fail to deliver on their promise yet again.

Szczesny was dropped for the game against Hull City in the third round of the FA Cup with David Ospina taking charge between the sticks.

The Colombian is also expected to be called on for their game against Stoke City next weekend, with Szczesny expected to be given a breather to get his concentration back.