David Marshall
David Marshall

Arsenal are considering a bid to sign Cardiff City keeper David Marshall in the summer transfer window, according to the Mirror.

The Welsh club have been relegated from the Premier League after finishing the recently concluded season at the bottom of the table. Cardiff will feature in the Championship next campaign.

They had been promoted to the top flight competition in England in 2013.

The report claims the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is looking to bring Marshall to increase competition to Arsenal's first choice stopper Wojciech Szczesny.

Marshall signed a new contract earlier this year and his deal with the Bluebirds runs out in 2018. With Cardiff featuring in the Championship next season, Wenger is hoping the Champions League football will help him lure the Scottish keeper.

The 29-year-old was few of the positives in the Welsh club's poor run in this campaign. He was awarded with Cardiff's Player of the Year award and the Frenchman is keen on signing Marshall in the coming transfer window.

The north London club are ready to offer Cardiff stopper with a hefty pay-rise and lure him to join the Gunners. Wenger is aware that Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to retain his star player to help his side regain promotion to the Premier League.

However, a bid of £8m from Arsenal would see Cardiff part ways with Marshall this summer. A move for the Scot would see him provide tough competition for Szczesny as the Emirates club will be looking to challenge for the league title next campaign.

Meanwhile, Wenger congratulated Manchester City on winning the league this season. The Citizens are the new England champions after registering a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on the final day of the season.

"At the top, everybody who wins it can say they deserve to win it. Man City were just getting over the line without the brilliance they had shown at the start of the season but they had experience, quality and congratulations to them," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.