Arsenal fans cannot believe their ears here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that their manager has gone public in his admiration for Winston Reid – well, sort of!
The West Ham United defender is out of contract in the summer and has the choice of a January move or seeing out his contract for the rest of the season ahead of making a move in the summer.
However, the danger of the Gunners waiting is of course the risk of another club swooping in and signing the defender out from under them.
Wenger claimed: “All of our scouts and all of our people are working very hard to find a defender.”
The majority of our punters think that £8 million is small change for a defender who knows the Premier League as well as Reid does.
Given North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to wait until the summer to land the New Zealand international defender on a free, the general consensus is that Wenger has to move now to land his man.
Arsenal fans. Do you think that Wenger will manage to land Reid this winter or will you miss out as you have done so many times in recent seasons? Let us know your thoughts below.
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