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The Netherlands international is recovering from a dislocated shoulder and expects to be fit for the start of the season, and insists he has no thoughts of leaving

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is ignoring speculation linking him with Arsenal and says he's concentrating on ensuring he is fit for the start of the new season.

The Netherlands international is currently recovering from a dislocated shoulder that kept him out of action towards the end of last season.

Krul, 25, is a reported target for Arsenal who are seeking a goalkeeper to rival Wojciech Szczesny, but the Newcastle stopper is adamant he is only focusing on his current club.

"I will be fit for the first game of the season [against Manchester City]," Krul told reporters.

"I’ll try to get a couple of friendly games to get myself fully up to speed — and I’m right on schedule."

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