Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be forced to sign at least one new goalkeeper in January amid reports that Lukasz Fabianki and Emiliano Viviano could both look to leave the club in the New Year.
Fabianki is believed to have grown frustrated at playing second fiddle to compatriot Wojciech Szczesny who has started every Premier League game this season and has made the number one jersey his own.
The Daily Mail reports that Fabianki is being chased by German outfit Schalke who are currently seeking a replacement for Timo Hildebrand who has conceded 24 goals in 12 Bundesliga matches this season.
Hildebrand's performance against Chelsea, in which he dithered on the ball and allowed Samuel Eto'o to score when he blocked his clearance, has convinced the Schalke hierarchy that it is time to find a replacement and Fabianski has emerged as the main target.
Fabianski will be out of contract in the summer and stated that he would "soon make a decision about my sporting future", which could see him decide to leave in January if he feels he will receive more game time.
Schalke coach Horst Heldt may also have been alerted by comments from Poland manager Adam Nawalka who said: "Lukasz told me recently that he wants to change clubs."
While the Poland international is very much second choice at Arsenal it may well mean that Wenger is forced to bring in reinforcements as there are also question marks over whether Viviano will remain at the club for the entirety of his season long loan.
The Italian joined from Palermo in the summer but has failed to impress and conceded five goals for the Under-21 side against Sunderland earlier this week which led to reports that he could leave Arsenal in January.
Viviano was a regular starter for Fiorentina last season and there is a suggestion he may look to cut short his loan at the Emirates in order to join a club where he can receive more regular game time.